Innovative Bio-process Technology Development for production of HERBAL COLORS from floral waste (PI: Dr. Utkarsh Kaushik)
Natural dyes have been used for thousands of years. Many different herbal materials such as tree bark, plant parts, fruits, berries and even some insects were used in dye production. Although many herbal dyes have been replaced by synthetic varieties, some natural dyes are still used to add color to foods, cosmetics and fabrics. A number of different colors are created with flowers and flower parts.