Madder Root Powder
Use to give color to soaps and cosmetics. Yields a natural dye for textiles ranging in color from orange to blue-violet-red, depending on the mordant. Madder root is used to produce a coloring agent referred to in industry as rose madder.
Active compounds: Indoid, Calcium, Resin, Ruberythric acid, Purpurin, Alizarin
There is no negative safety data regarding the topical use of madder root, but internal use is not recommended as some studies indicate that its compounds may cause cancer and birth defects in animal models. Given that, it might be best to avoid handling the herb at all during pregnancy.
Country of Origin: India
INCI: Rubia tinctorum