Depending on the way Alkanett is processed and sourced, its coloring (dye) properties may be promising to CPGs as a replacement to some modern and harmful inks or dyes.
So let’s dive into some of the benefits of Alkanet.
Alkanet goes way back to times of antiquity. It’s been a tool and aid to many peoples and cultures for generations.
It’s noted that even Hippocrates (400 B.C.E) prescribed Alkanet for ailments like ulcers . The herb has a long history in the Mediterranean, North Africa, and parts of Asia — where it is native.
It’s been cultivated for centuries by European farmers (central and southern) and imported mostly as a dye and coloring agent.
Today, we see Alkanet dye in quite a few products:
Herbs like Alkanet hold an interesting place in the CPG realm. It’s an herb with many uses in the supplement category — but few in the CPG utility category. Because it is seen as a “weed” in many parts of the United States, research into its use could bolster sustainability efforts.
***Please note that this information is solely academic. Consult your healthcare provider before using supplements like Alkanet***
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