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Henna, known as an herbal shrub, is naturally capable of growing in regions with hot and dry climate. It can reach a height of eight feet to twenty five feet when fully grown. Henna‘s leaves are fully developed to be harvested once the plant begins to boom. Having dried up, the leaves are ground into powder. The powder can serve dying and medicinal purposes. History has it that Henna was exerted by a huge number of ancient civilizations and cultures to practice rituals on specific occasions. Artistically, Henna was used to temporarily color or design people’s bodies to participate in certain events. The same trend is currently implemented and it is deemed as a popular artistic practice for celebrations and self-expression at a global scale.

Medicinally, Henna is also best known for its remarkably wide range of properties which make it efficiently usable for astringent, anti-hemorrhagic, intestinal anti-neoplastic, cardio-inhibitory, hypotensive, and sedative purposes. Moreover, Henna is traditionally recommended as a remedy for Amoebiasis, headaches, jaundice and leprosy. It can also be considered as an effective medicine for patients who suffer from severe diarrhea caused by a parasite (amoebic dysentery), cancer, enlarged spleen, headache, jaundice and skin conditions. Currently, Henna is also used to relieve people who are afflicted with stomach and intestinal ulcers. Applying Henna directly to the troubled parts of the skin can dramatically assist in treating dandruffs, eczema, scabies, fungal infections and wounds. Henna’s extracts indicate antibacterial, antifungal, and ultraviolet light screening activity.

Henna powder is a completely natural and organic substance made out of its dried leaves. Henna’ s distinctively natural values, coloring and cooling effects as well as its pleasant fragrance are something to be savored. Hanna plant is botanically referred to as Lawsonia Inermis, and it belongs to the Loosestrife family. It is most likely to thrive in hot and dry climates. Henna Plant has the potential to have other medicinal properties in that Henna can be applied to the human body to cool it down.

Henna’s Application History

Henna’s Application History


History has it that Henna was originally used in ancient times to practice temporarily artistic designs and figures on people’s bodies. In other words, people with ancient civilizations applied Henna to the skin in order to strain it for rituals and ceremonial occasions. Moreover, this practice was remarkably deemed as body art back then. Nowadays, the popularity of Henna is fast growing since both men and women consider using it extremely trendy all around the world.

Medicinal properties of Henna

Henna has pharmaceutically been proven to be an effective a for skin diseases, disorders and irritations such boils and burns. Treatment can be achieved by applying coarsely ground leaves of Henna to the affected parts of the skin. Henna serves other efficiently healing purposes for rheumatic joints, inflammatory swellings, bruises, contusion and leprosy. Using its seeds is believed to dramatically lower fever too. Furthermore, Henna contains natural ingredients which are vitally used to nourish hair. It is extremely compatible with the hair structure as it can profoundly penetrate and cleans hair as well as assisting in thickening hair shafts which will ultimately maximize both the health and the quality of consumers’ hair. Above all, Henna can be used to successfully combat dandruffs. Henna is also well-known to be used for dying hair and textiles since it binds well with other natural coloring agents. Last but not least, the oil obtained from Henna’s flower has another remarkable application in perfumery.


The dried leaves of Henna are ground into a purely organic powder. Applying Henna powder to hair can effectively boost its both quality and thickness, while Henna’s natural ingredients remain organically intact after being mixed with water to paste it to the hair. Henna is highly recommended as a remedy for those who suffer hair loss. Moreover, it is best known for retaining pleasant hair quality, and the regular application of Henna to the hair is extremely capable of sealing and repairing the hair cuticle. Subsequently, it is likely to minimize the breakage of the hair and assist in enjoying the shine of the hair. Henna is also a frequently practiced remedy for hair thinness since it helps to maintain the PH of the scalp, and it can remarkably reduce the dryness of the hair. To say the least, Henna can fight off dandruffs and diminish the premature grayness of the hair as well as being used as a conditioner to make the hair look and feel silky and soft by nourishing the roots.


Nail Strengthening

As a therapeutic herb, Henna can be used to effectively strengthen nails and treat nail cracking while its powder is mixed with butter and applied to nails. Another medicinal use of Henna is its remarkable capability to treat pus filled swellings, mange and scabies.


Applying Henna oil can dramatically relieve rheumatic and arthritic pains. Exposing the sore flints to Henna’s ground leaves contributes to easing the related pains. Besides, the juice of this medicinal plant is known to be a remedy for headaches, and its oil can slow down the grey turning process of hair.


Henna is deemed to be an effective remedy for heat stroke related headaches. It can be used as a pain reliever when its whitish and pinkish flowers are crushed and mixed with vinegar into a paste to be applied to the temples. This is a home remedy with fast and satisfactory results.

Liver Disorder

Being known to be a beneficially medicinal plant, Henna bark is viewed as an effective remedy for the enlargement of liver, and it has an outstanding potential to treat jaundice.

Feet Burning Sensation

The feet burning sensation can be fought off if treatment is carried out by applying a mixture of Henna leaves and vinegar to the soles of the feet.

Prickly Heat

Henna also has the therapeutic property in regard to the treatment of prickly hair when the mixture of its leaves and water is applied to the affected areas.


Healthy hair growth can highly be achieved by applying mustard oil boiled with Henna leaves


The bark of Henna plant has the capability to treat dysentery. The seeds are ground, mixed with ghee, and rolled into small balls. Eventually, they can be taken with water by patients.