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Mimosa tenuiflora bark is used traditionally in Mexico and South America to treat burns, wounds (topically), toothache, coughs and bronchitis (as an infusion). The plant has good fertilising and soil fixing properties

Mimosa tenuiflora dye

  • Mimosa tenuiflora extract contains a mixture of condensed tannins, which are mainly mixtures of flavonoid and carbohydrates, hydrocolloid gums, and small amino and imino acid fractions.

  • Botanical name: Mimosa tenuiflora

    Common names: Mimosa, Tepezcohuite

    Primary dyestuff: Bark

    Key components: Tannins, saponins, polyphenols, alkaloid fraction, lipids, phytosterols, glucosides, xylose, rhamnose, arabinose, lupeol, methoxychalcones, and kukulkanins

    Class of dye: Condensed tannin with a high count of 16%

    Light and wash-fastness: High

    Colour: Range of tan and grey hues

    pH sensitivity: Medium

    Dye bath method: Suitable for hot dyeing

    Recommended quantity of dye

    Equal WOF to ground bark


    Swatch: Organic linen, habotai silk, peace silk, bamboo silk, cotton-silk, and bamboo jersey. Samples dip dyed into modified pH solutions for 5 mins. Colours achieved for reference only and we encourage you to experiment further.

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