[Histonet] Natural Dyes: Beet Juice

John Kiernan jkiernan <@t> uwo.ca
Thu Mar 24 12:38:45 CST 2005

Chapter 17 in the 9th (1977) edition of Conn's
Biological Stains, by RD Lillie, has several
references to use of flower and fruit extracts, 
alone and with aluminium salts, usually producing 
nuclear stains. He doesn't mention beetroot
         John Kiernan
         London, Canada.
Anurag Sharma wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a first year Med Lab Science student and am doing a project on "Natural Dyes". Has anyone here ever tried using Beet juice to stain tissues? If yes, could you please tell me something about it (like the extraction procedure, mordant used, pH and what does it stain). Is there any other Natural dye you would suggest me to use?
> Dev
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