About Henna

Henna is also known as mehndi derived from the flowering plant known as mignonette tree. Henna is commercially cultivated in UAE, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, western India, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan. At present, Henna is heavily cultivated in Pali district of Rajasthan. There are over 100 henna processors operating in Sojat city. Henna can give color when applied to the skin because it contains a lawsonia, a burgundy organic compound. But, whole broken henna leaves cannot give color to the skin. The henna leaves are smashed to make a powder so that the lawsonia molecules are released. Then the Henna powder is diluted in the water to make a smooth paste. The lawsonia then gradually migrates from the henna paste to the outer layer of the skin and bind to the proteins in the skin. Thus, henna paste gives a fast stain to the skin which normally lasts from few days to a month depending on the quality of the Henna, skin type and how long the henna paste has been allowed to stay on the skin.
Uses of Henna

Henna is being used since ages in various parts of the world at the time of festivals and occasions as well as has medicinal uses given below:-

  1. In Indian and Pakistani tradition, the bride is supposed to apply beautiful design on her palm and feet using henna on her wedding day. The tradition of adorning henna has become an essential fashion in weddings. An Indian bride or a Pakistani bride is considered incomplete without henna applied on her palms and feet.
  2. Henna is included in most of the celebrations as it is also considered auspicious.
  3. Henna also acts as an anti-fungal and preservative for leather and cloth.
  4. Henna flowers are used to create perfumes.
  5. Henna is used in insect repellents for pests and mildew.
  6. Henna is applied on the skin by women on festivals in India and Asian countries like Diwali, Eid, Karwachouth, Passover, Nowruz, Mawlid etc. Different types of designs like Indian traditional mehndi design as well as Arabic mehndi design are used on the palms and feet of the women.
  7. Henna is used for dyeing hair which is considered very safe when compared with the chemical dye full of harmful chemicals for the hair.
  8. Henna is also used for temporary tattooing which is fun to have for the youngsters.

Latest technological innovations in sifting grinding, temperature control and packaging henna has increased its usage. Whereas, the encouragement for henna cultivation by Government has improved its quality and artistic potential. There are various henna products available in the market suitable for different requirements like natural henna, henna powder, red henna, black henna, kaali mehndi, henna hair powder, henna hair dyes, henna hair color, henna for tattoos and body art etc. So, no matter what requirement you have, we provide best quality natural henna products with high medicinal values and more natural methods of hair care and skin care.

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