Indian madder


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Related to Indian madder: Rubia cordifolia
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Noun1.Indian madder - perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient
madderwort, rubiaceous plant - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae
genus Rubia, Rubia - type genus of the Rubiaceae; Old World herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties and for dye substances extracted from their roots
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Chay is also referred to as East Indian Madder and Ostindischer Krapp.
For orange, Das uses annatto (Bixa orellana) and for all shades of red (light red to maroon) as in Surya (Sun, figure 7) he uses Indian Madder (manjisthai Rubia cordifolia).