Medicinal Uses of Henna

Henna (Lawsonia inermis, also called mignonette tree) is a flowering plant used in to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool.

 The area of cultivation of this plant is usually planted in India and Pakistan. The plant is normally used to grow in hedges around the cultivated land.  Its height is about two meter long when fully grown emitting a typical aroma. The different parts of the plant i.e. leave, stems, flowers and fruits are being used for cosmetic as well as medicinal purposes.

 The root of use of henna is proved in Islamic history during the period of Muhammad (PBUH) that no injury or thorn piercing was treated where henna was not applied. Henna is also recommended for headache.

 Further to above branches of henna plant can be comprise to dissolving factor of the flaccidity of an organ. Basically the said character works in balancing of moisture it have, and it contains a costive characteristic of a cold earth substance.

Henna could be very beneficial for the use in burns, congruity with nerves when used in poultices, soft moist heated mass spread on cloth and applied to the sore. Ulcers of the mouth, stomach, burns and hot swellings could also be treated with henna. Applying a decoction made of henna and rose balm mixed with melted candlelight wax also helps in the treatment of pleurisy.

Henna is effective in small pox in early stage. This is done by tingeing the bottom of the child’s feet with henna, and this will prevent its progression to his eyes. This treatment is well known fact and a most common treatment in the case of small pox.

Henna’s essential factors for healing it is noted that expulsion of fluids from the wounds, cessation of production of any more fluids, formation of healthy flesh to fill the gap. Henna contains all the three factors and contains good healing properties.  Its gargles are beneficial in stomatitis and all ulcers of tongue, cheeks and lips. Its local application has soothing effects on acute inflammations and hot abscesses.

Cracking of nails is also cured with the use of henna, which could be done by drinking the water of soaked henna leaves for ten days. Henna paste also helps in the upkeep of health and beautification of nails. Mixing henna powder with butter also helps hot swellings that produce yellow puss when used as poultice, and is a treatment for scabies, itch and manage.

With all the above henna also helps hair growth, increases youthfulness, benefiting the vision, augments sexual drive and is useful for the treatment of blisters, pimples, and skin pustules between the legs.