Henna


Henna

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Lawsonia inermis L.

Arabic name(s)

Henna

English name(s)

Henna

Order

Myrtales

Family

Lythraceae

Genus

Lawsonia L.

Species

Lawsonia inermis L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Henna is a shrub or small tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Henna is frequently cultivated in India, Middle East, and along African coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by AbuDharr: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) said: “The best things with which grey hair are changed are henna and katam.” Sunan Abu-Dawud, book of combing the hair.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Cosmetics

Products

Leaves

Traditional Uses

Services

Landscape Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References