Matha Exports International has been established with an aim to manufacture and supply a wide range of herbal products. We have been working on delivering high-quality herbal ingredients that the products flawless and effective.
In addition to a wide range of herbal powders and herbal oils, we lead in the production of Indigo powder. With years of experience and an expert team on the side, we have been successful to establish fame in the market. With high-yielding cultivation practices and the use of modern automation technology, we have been successful in emerging as a leading Indigo producer.
Indigo or Indigotin is a plant-based dye, extracted from the umpteen varieties of indigo plants, native to Asian countries, especially India, and some parts of Africa. The Indigo plant is a shrub with thin leaves and violet flowers. It grows up to 2 meters high (78 inches). The Indigo dye is processed from the leaves by soaking and fermenting them in water to help convert the Glycoside Indican, naturally present in the plant, to the blue dye Indigotin. In Iran and the Soviet Union, this plant is called "Basma."
Indigo is known throughout the world for one of its properties to color fabrics with a deep royal blue hue. This tincture was known as the ‘true indigo.’ Derived by grinding leaves of the plant species, Indigofera, Indigo was considered a precious commodity, referred to as the ‘blue gold’. This helped advance the trade of Indigo Dye around the world.
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Here, the indigo leaves are cropped manually followed by the separation and sorting of the leaves.
Then comes up the cleaning process which encompasses manual cleaning, drying in sunlight.
The dried leaves are then crushed into precipitated form by the ‘pulverization method’.
The name Indigo comes from the Roman word, Indicum which means “a product of India.” This is somewhat of a misnomer since the plant is now grown across the continents including Asia and Central America. Another ancient Urdu or Hindi word for the dye is “Neel” (blue) from which the Arabic term for blue, Al-Neel is derived. The English word Aniline comes from the same Arabic source. Of these, Indigofera tinctoria, native to India, has the highest concentration of Indican that makes the deep dark blue dye possible. This dye is used to color denim jeans. Because of its virtues and bright history, the Indigo dye is making waves in the textile industries.
The dye is first mentioned in a written source for Western Europe in the ‘histories of Herodotus’ (around 450 B.C.) who described its use in the Mediterranean area.