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Medicinal and Cosmetic Substances

“The used part: leaves powder
Henna is a cosmetic plant. Powder of its leaves is made into a paste and used for cosmetic purposes, especially with the hands and feet and also for dying the hair. Henna is a well-known plant in many countries worldwide. The amount of effective substances, especially lawsone (the colorful substance), increase in henna the older the plant is. Relatively young plants have a smaller amount of these substances that in older plants.”

Reference in the Quran or Hadith

Henna is mentioned in this hadith. Abu-Dhar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “The best you can use to change grey hair is henna and woad.” (Sunan Abi-Dawoud, The Book of Hairdressing)

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