GORINTAKU PLANT- Lawsonia inermis- henna tree – mEHANDI- BODY ART (MEDICINAL PLANT)

Scientific name : Lawsonia inermis is a flowering plant and the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. also known as hina, the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet henna is a medicinal herb used to dye hair, fingernails, leather, silk, wool and of course, the all-famous mehndi. It acts as an anti-bacteria and anti-viral agent The name henna also refers to the dye prepared from the plant and the art of temporary body art Apart from being useful for human beings, it is also useful as a bio-fence for several crops as it protects them from pests Henna also acts as an anti-fungal and a preservative for leather and cloth. Whole, unbroken henna leaves will not stain the skin. Henna will not stain skin until the lawsone molecules are made available (released) from the henna leaf The lawsone will gradually migrate from the henna paste into the outer layer of the skin and bind to the proteins in it, creating a fast stain

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