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Rubia tinctorum, dyer's madder

Botanical names: Rubia tinctorum, Galium rubia, Rubia sylvestris, Rubia acaliculata, Rubia tinctoria, Rubia tinctorum var. sativa, Rubia iberica, Rubia sativaRubiaceae
Common names
English: dyer's madder, common madder
Spanish: rubia roja, rubia de tintoreros
French: garance des teinturiers, garance, rouge des teinturiers
German: Färberkrapp, Echte Färberröte, Krapp
Active constituents: ruberthyrin, purpuroxanthin, quinizarin, purpurin, alizarin

Rubia tinctorum, dyer's madder
Rubia tinctorum, dyer's madder
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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