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The use of Malay cultural ethnobotany as natural colourants in eco-friendly dyeing G

Jamaludin, Nur Atiqah and Ramya, Razanah and Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni (2023) The use of Malay cultural ethnobotany as natural colourants in eco-friendly dyeing G. In: Seminar Antarabangsa Ke-11, Ekologi, Habitat Manusia & Perubahan Persekitaran di Alam Melayu, 27-28 July 2023, Ancasa Residences, Port Dickson, MALAYSIA.

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Since ancient times, natural dyes have been used for the colouration of food products, cosmetics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. The current ‘back to nature’ trend has served to raise the value and popularity of natural-plant-based dyes. The benefits that come with the use of natural and organic products include that they are environmentally friendly, sustainable, and safe to use. The health and environmental benefits as well as practicality of natural dyes render them significantly more advantageous than synthetic colourants. In the food industry, natural colourants are used to enhance the appearance of products, provide consistent colour, and replace synthetic colourants, which may have adverse health effects. In terms of the cosmetics industry, in order to avoid the harmful effects of harsh chemicals associated with synthetic colourants, natural colourants are preferred for the creation of shades of makeup, hair dyes, and personal care products. Natural colourants are used in the pharmaceutical industry to colour medications so that they are more easily identified and differentiated. In the context of the textile industry, natural colourants are used for the creation of environmentally friendly clothing dyes. This paper explores the various plant-based pigments that the Malay community uses as natural dye colourants. Annatto (Bixa orellana), henna (Lawsonia enermis), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), betel nut (Areca catechu), red pitaya (Hylocereus polyhizus), mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia), butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea), and sappan wood (Caesalpinia sappan) are some of the many plants from which natural colourants can be derived. Generally, the choice of natural colourants over synthetic colourants contributes towards the well-being of the environment and human health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural colourants, Malay ethnobotany, Malay cultural heritage, eco-friendly dyeing, environmental sustainability
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH114.3 Halal industry science
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5101 Malay
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP890 Textile dyeing and printing
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP934 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2023 10:50
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2023 10:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106210

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