Henna

Scientific Name: Lawsonia inermis L.

Arabic name(s): الْحِنَّاء

English name(s): Henna

Growth form: Henna is a shrub or small tree.

Order: Myrtales

Family: Lythraceae

Genus: Lawsonia L.

Species: Lawsonia inermis L.

Citation in the Quran:

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

Citation in the Hadit:

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.

Habitat & Distribution:

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

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