The tree is exceptionally referred to as the source of annatto, a herbal orange-red condiment (also known as achiote or bijol) obtained from the waxy arils that cowl its seeds. The floor seeds are extensively utilized in traditional dishes in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, such as cochinita pibil, bird in achiote and caldo de olla. Annatto and its extracts are also used as an industrial meals coloring to add a yellow or orange shade to many merchandises inclusive of butter, cheese, margarine, ice lotions, meats, and condiments. North, Central, and South American natives at the start used the seeds to make pink body paint and lipstick, as well as a spice. For this cause, the Bixa Orellana is occasionally referred to as the lipstick tree.
Extensive research studies performed in the previous few a long times have shown the isolation of numerous unique training of phytoconstituents which includes carotenoids, apocarotenoids, sterols, aliphatic compounds, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, triterpenoids, volatile oils and other miscellaneous compounds from all components of this plant. These phytochemicals exhibit a wide variety of pharmacological sports that consist of antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, more advantageous gastrointestinal motility, neuropharmacological, anticonvulsant, analgesic, and antidiarrheal activities. Seeds are characterized by means of the good sized quantity of carotenoid compounds particularly apocarotenoid bixin, nor-bixin, and different much less important cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and methylbixin.
We employ clean Bixa seeds from settlement farmers to provide beautiful light to dark orange shades on cotton, wool, silk, and all herbal fabric substrates by using a standardized dyeing system using an exclusive aggregate of other mordants on fibers, material, and clothes with extraordinary fastness residences.