Scientific name: Lawsonia inermis L.
Syn: Lawsonia spinosa L. & Lawsonia alba Lam.
Generic name: Folium Lawsoniae
English names: Henna, Cumphier, Egyption privet.
Farsi names: Hana.
Arabic names: Al-ghotb, al-kalb, arghan.
Plant family: Lythraceae.
Organs Used: Leaves.
Type of active substance: The main The main colouring constituent of the Henna is Lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-naphtaquinone). The other chemical constituents of henna are gallic acid, white resin, sugars, tannins and xanthones.
Henna health benefits: Henna leaves are used as a prophylactic agent against skin diseases by applying the henna paste on the affected areas.Henna leaves have anti-fungal property and the henna paste can be applied even on the nails or any affected part continuously for 15 days to cure the fungal infection. Lawsone have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Geographic Distribution: Henna is indigenous to Baluchistan (Iran/Pakistan) and western India, where it can still be found growing in the wild. From there it would have spread eastward to the rest of India and Indonesia, and westward to the Middle East.
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