Scientific Name: Lawsonia
Common Name or English Name: Henna, Mehndi,
Mendee, Al-Henna and Smooth Lawsonia.
Commercial Use: The parts
of Lawsonia Inermis plant that are used for marketable purpose
are: Flowers, fruit of the plant and its leaves which are
dried and crushed into powder. The flowers of the plant
are also used in perfumes.
Utilization: Lawsonia Inermis or Henna is
considered as a very useful herbal plant having multi-purpose
Leaves of this plant are not only used separately but
are also forms an important part of many skin ointments because
it is very good remedy in treating pale yellow patches on
the skin, not only that it also used in curing typhoid(condition
of high fever).
Henna is used as a cooling agent and is used even in deodorant.
Henna oil or a thick henna paste is applied on to the hair to prevent
Henna is used in many ayurvedic medicines too. Henna Oil is extracted from within the flower of henna plant which is then used for treating muscle pain, headache and wounds.
The outer portion the plant i.e, the bark, is used to cure jaundice, eczema( skin disease), burns, ulcers, itching and swelling.
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It is ver commonly used as a conditioner. But the most
common form of henna usage can be found in drawing of designs
on hands, feets, etc.
Apllication of henna has now become a specilaized tattoo
art. Mehndi is extremly popular in many south asian countries
during wedding and festive season.
But in some cases, application of henna or black henna causes
allergic reaction on sensitive skin.
Environment: Henna is a kind of shrub that
can grow up to a height of 7 m and its bark (outer layer of
the plant) is greyish brown in color.
It is mostly grown in regions having semi-dry climate.