Benefits from Henna (Mehendi) Fragrant Plant
Fragrant Plants ; Henna
Lawsonia inermis Linn.
Family : Lythraceae
Arabic Nmae : Hinna, Yoranna
Unani nmame : Hena
Parts used : Leaf, Flower and seed.
System affected : Circulatory and Urinary System.
Specific action : Diuretic, Vulnerary.
A glabrous much branched shrub, with angular branchlets. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic or ovate-elliptic from a cuneate base.Flowers are numerous cream-coloured or white, very fragrant, borne in large terminal paniculate cymes. Capsules depressed, globose, irregularly dehiscent, with numerous angular seeds. Seeds trigono-pyramidal, about 2.5 mm long.
Leaves - Have bitter taste, vunerary, doiuretic; useful in bronchitis, headache, lumbago, boils, ulcers, stomatitis, hemicrania, amenorrhea, syphilitic sore, scabies, opthalmia, diseases of spleen; enrich blood and favour hair growth.
Flowers - Its infusion cures headache; vulnerary.
Seeds - Are tonic to the brain.
Helpful in the treatment of emotional disturbances (Anger, Sadness, Forgetfulness) and indecision. Cooling, alternative (purity the blood), fight infections, reduce fevers and promote healing; build up nerve tissue; antipyretic.
It is clming to the body and mind, increases awareness, change patterns and soothes emotional disturbances.
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