Utilization of Carissa carandas Linn. aqueous extracts as reducing agent for traditional cotton fabrics dyeing with indigo from Strobilanthes cusia Nees

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Tanongsak sassa-deepaeng


This current study investigated the aqueous extracts of Amaranthus viridis and Carissa carandasas reducing agents in indigo dyeing fabric with Strobilanthes cusia compared to the traditional plant Tamarindus indica. Freshly prepared extracts were subjected to preliminary phytochemical screening. It was found that C. carandas extract revealed the presence of pH 2.6 and the content of phenolic, flavonoid, and tannin of 0.93 GAE/mg DW, 0.92 QE/mg DW, and 7.55 ECGC/mg DW, respectively. This might be responsible for the reduced properties. The reducing power measured by DPPH assay and ferric ion reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) confirmed that 10% (w/v) of C. carandas extract possessed the excellent property closely to T. indica extract, whereas 15%-20% (w/v) C. carandas extract with 10% (w/v) bio-mordant was found to contain the closely colorimetric characteristics (CIE L*a*b*) to T. indica extract. It can be concluded that C. carandasextract has high potential as a reducing agent in fabric dyeing with S. cusia and might be a promising low-cost reducing agent for developing green dyeing for clothing in the near future.

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sassa-deepaeng, T. (2022). Utilization of Carissa carandas Linn. aqueous extracts as reducing agent for traditional cotton fabrics dyeing with indigo from Strobilanthes cusia Nees. Journal of Science and Agricultural Technology, 3(2), 12–18. https://doi.org/10.14456/jsat.2022.7
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