Henna is a known for its healing and cooling properties. The plant is used in Ayurveda and Unani medicines for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Henna is a natural hair dye that covers grey hair, heals the scalps, removes dandruff and gives your hair glossy shine. Regular application of henna can effectively treat eczema, fungal infections, dandruff and frizzy hair conditions. Henna is also considered as a natural hair conditioner that repairs the damages caused due to pollution and leaves you with lustrous and shinier hair.

Scientific Classification

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Myrtales
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Genus: Lawsonia
  • Species: L. inermis

Henna (Lawsonia Inermis)

 

No natural remedy to stimulate hair care is complete without the extracts ofHenna; such is the power of this herb. Henna is globally cultivated and used for its cooling, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Henna is majorly used in skin care, hair care products and is widely popular for temporary body art. The medicinal plant finds its mention in ancient scriptures of Ayurveda and Unani, two renowned schools of medical science that rely on naturally occurring herbs and shrubs to cure diseases.

 

Origin of Henna

Henna or Lawsonia inermis is a part of Lyrthaceae family and is a multi-branched flowering plant. It is believed that the plant grow amla-wrappers in Northern Africa, Northern Australia, along with some parts of Southern and Western Asia, as it requires tropical atmospheric conditions to grow amla-wrapper. 35°C to 45°C temperature is ideal for henna cultivation. Its leaves, seeds, roots, fruits and bark - all are used, as they all contain useful ‘biochemicals’.Enriched with medicinal properties, the henna plant has numerous applications that make it a wonder herb and a commercially harvested plant.

 

Medicinal Uses and Benefits of Henna

Henna is known to treat multiple skin and hair related problems. It can effectively treat eczema, wounds, fungal infections, scabies, dandruff and frizzy hair conditions. This natural hair conditioner can give you voluminous and healthier hair. Henna is commonly known for its soothing properties and cooling effect, which when applied to hair or scalp, repairs the damages and maintains pH balance. A sneak peek at the ancient medical text notifies that henna can effectively cure ailments such as arthritic pains, leprosy, liver disorders, and multiple skin diseases.  

Reduces Hair Fall

Conditions Hair

Natural Hair Color

Covers Greying

Treats Dandruff

Heals Wounds

Anti-Inflammatory

Anti-Ageing

Natural Detoxifier

Reduces Fever

Headache Reliever

Thickens Hair 

Antibacterial

Antifungal

Hypotensive

Astringent

Sedative

RegulatesMenstruation

 

 

Chemical Composition of Henna Leaf

Henna plant has green leafs, which majorly comprises of Phytochemicals (active biological compounds present in plants). Presence of phytochemicals makes it a natural dye. Anthroquinones, glycosides and phenols are some essential phytochemicals. Lawsome is a compound responsible for its coloring properties. Tannins, sugars, white resin and gallic acid are its other biologically active compounds.

 

 

Henna and its Hair Care Benefits

Henna for Hair Health

Dried leaves of henna are used to make hair packs to stimulate overall hair care. Henna has the ability repair the damaged locks and give you shiner and healthier hair. The herb restores acid-alkaline balance of hair and scalp. It removes dirt and germs from the scalp. One can make multiple hair packs using the fried powder of henna leafs, by mixing it with mustard oil for hair grow amla-wrapperth and green tea for coloring.

Henna as Herbal Hair Conditioner

Henna is primarily known for its cooling and soothing properties. Applying henna on hair soothes hair follicles and repairs damages caused by pollution and exposure to sunlight. Regular usage of henna locks the moisture balance in scalp, resulting into healthier and thicker hair.

 

Henna Hair Dye

Markets are flooded with ammonia based hair colors and Henna is a much better alternative. It colors your hair without causing any damage to hair strands and scalp. This natural dye covers greys and stayson for a longer period. Herbo-ceuticle approach to treat hair problems is a better idea as it nourishes your hair and also makes them shinier. Henna hair color is a part of that approach, which nourishes the scalp, repair damages, covers grays and leaves you with natural looking hair.

Dandruff Treatment with Henna

Henna is counted amongst those effective natural herbs that can cure dandruff. Anti-bacterial properties of henna helps in removing dandruff, treating itchy scalp and dryness by restoring the moisture in hair follicles. Application of henna transfers all its nutrients to the scalp and nourishes it to the roots.In fact, Henna can cure almost all the scalp related infections and problems.

 

Henna: Part of IHT9 Poly herbal Hair-Care Solutions

Henna is hypo-allergic, natural, skin-safe and an effective hair care herb. Benefits of henna can be enhanced when it is used with herbs like Bhringraj and Skikakai. We at IHT9 have fused the goodness of Henna with 8 other natural herbs that are considered effective for hair care. Henna has made it to thesenine herbs due to its soothing, anti-bacterial, and coloring properties.

 

 

For dandruff-free scalp, natural conditioning and lustrous hair, nothing is better than Henna!