Rubia Cordifolia (Madder Root)

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We are renowned for the manufacturing, exporting and supplying of the “Rubia Cordifolia (Madder Root)”. The shades of colors of madder lakes vary from scarlet, carmine red, pink to red with a bluish tint. The madder root we offer is of high quality and free from infestation. It also has various medicinal uses. We take a short span of time to deliver the orders.


More about Rubia Cordifolia (Madder Root)

Rubia is a genus of the madder family Rubiaceae, which contains about 60 species of perennial scrambling or climbing herbs and sub-shrubs native to the Old World, Africa, temperate Asia and America. The genus and its best known species are also known as Madder, and Rubia cordifolia (Munjeet or Indian Madder).

It has been cultivated for a red pigment derived from roots. It can grow to 1.5 m in height. The evergreen leaves are 5–10 cm long and 2–3 cm broad, produced in whorls of 4-7 starlike around the central stem. It climbs with tiny hooks at the leaves and stems. The flowers are small (3–5 mm across), with five pale yellow petals, in dense racemes, and appear from June to August, followed by small (4–6 mm diameter) red to black berries. The roots can be over 1 m long, up to 12mm thick. It prefers loamy soils with a constant level of moisture.

Rubia cordifolia was an economically important source of a red pigment in many regions of Asia, Europe and Africa. The plant's roots contain an organic compound called Alizarin, which gives its red colour to a textile dye known as Rose madder. It was also used as a colourant , especially for paint, that is referred to as Madder lake. The roots of Rubia cordifolia are also the source of a medicine used in Ayurveda, this is commonly known in Ayurvedic Sanskrit as Manjistha (or Manjista or Manjishta) and the commercial product in Hindi as Manjith.


reddish brown red

Additional Information

Min. Order Quantity 50 Kilogram
Port chennai
Payment Terms L/C, T/T, Other
Delivery Time 1 week from the date of payment
Packaging Details 25 kgs pack in LDPE bags. or as per buyer needs.


Common Names (Dyestuff) Alizarin, Alizarine, Purpurin, Rubia Tinctorum  
Common Names (Pigment) English : madder lake
French : laque de garance
German : Krapplack
Italian : lacca di robbia
Portuguese : laca de ruiva
Russian : Ðапплак
Spanish : laca de rubia