Ratan jot is also known AS Alkanet Root .
- Alkanet, or popularly known as alkane has several similar names such as dyer’s bugloss or hoary puccoon.
- The plant belongs to herbal plant with very specific health benefits for human health, particularly for its root.
- Alkanet root is quite large and thick with reddish color
- Alkanet root, better known as Ratan Jot, is traditionally used to add colour to Indian food. It is the original natural food colouring that gives the famous Kashmiri dish Rogan Josh its signature red colour.