The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae, subfamily Punicoideae. The name pomegranate is derived from medieval Latin. The words pōmum meaning "apple" and grānātum, "seeded". Possibly stemming from the old French word for the fruit, “pomme-grenade”, the pomegranate was known in early English as the "apple of Grenada” — a term which today survives only in heraldic blazons. The Pomegranate is used mainly for juice.
In Hindu tradition, the pomegranate (Hindi: anār) symbolises prosperity and fertility, and is associated with both Bhoomidevi (the earth goddess) and Lord Ganesha (the one fond of the many-seeded fruit). In India's ancient Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine, the pomegranate is frequently described as an ingredient in remedies.
Pomegranate rind is a commonly used traditional medicine, and has the effect of preventing diarrhea with astringent, stopping bleeding and expelling parasites. The main composition of pomegranate rind is ellagic acid, with polyphenols ester structure, and shows the acidic. Pomegranate peels contain yellow pigment, and there are multiple records of individuals using the boiled water of pomegranate peels to dye white cloth.
The main components of natural pigment are pomegranate polyphenols. A peel contains as much as three times the total amount of polyphenols, including condensed tannins, catechins, gallocatechins and prodelphinidins. It has an obvious inhibitory effect on chemical-induced carcinogenesis and cancer, and can be used as exogenous antioxidants having the antibacterial effect. Pomegranate peels are a good natural vegetable dye.
We employ the freshest pomegranate rinds from local markets to produce beautiful light to dark yellow and grey shades on cotton, wool, silk and all natural textile substrates through a standardised dyeing process using different combinations of natural mordants on fibers, fabric and garments with excellent fastness properties.