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Medicinal Uses of Natural Dye-Yielding Plants in Turkey

M. Ozturk (Ege University, Department of Biology, Izmir, Turkey)
I. Uysal (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Biology, 17100, Canakkale, Turkey)
S. Gucel (Institute of Environmental Sciences, Near East University, Lefkoşa,The Northern Cyprus.)
E. Altundag (Duzce University, Faculty of Science & Arts, Biology Department, Duzce, Turkey)
Y. Dogan (Dokuzeylul University, Faculty of Education, Biology Department, Buca-Izmir, Turkey)
S. Baslar (Dokuzeylul University, Faculty of Education, Biology Department, Buca-Izmir, Turkey)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 May 2013

Abstract

PPlants have been grown for natural dyes to produce a wide range of colors.. N Natural dyes become increasingly important these days as synthetic dyes cause serious damage to the environment and have to be replaced. The published records show that Turkey has about 10,000 taxa of higher plants, 145 of which come from 92 genera and 51 families and can be used as dyeing sources of 17 colors. The most common families used for dyeing are Asteraceae, Rosaceae, Lamiaceae, Polygonaceae and Euphorbiaceae, and the dominating genera are Rumex, Anthemis, Euphorbia, and Salvia. Dye plants are of great medicinal value as well and can be used for producing antihelmintic, antiseptic, appetizer, carminative, diuretic, exudative, laxative, sedative and stomachic preparations.

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Ozturk, M., Uysal, I., Gucel, S., Altundag, E., Dogan, Y. and Baslar, S. (2013), "Medicinal Uses of Natural Dye-Yielding Plants in Turkey", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 69-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-17-02-2013-B010

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