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Henna Leaf Powder

Common Name
:
Henna
Other Name
:
Samphire, Madayantika
BOTANICAL Name
:
Lawsonia inermis Linn.
Plant Family
:
Lythraceae
Synonyms
:
Lawsonia alba Lamk.
Part Used
:
Dried Leaf Powder .
Overview
:
Lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-naphtoquinone), also known as hennotannic acid , is a red-organic dye present in the leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis). Lawsone reacts chemically with the protein known as keratin in skin and hair, in a process known as Michael addition, resulting in a strong permanent stain.

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Henna is shrub standing 1.0 to 1.5 m tall. It is glabrous and multi-branched, with spine-tipped branchlets. The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem and are glabrous, sub-sessile, elliptical and lanceolate. Henna flowers are white and fruits are small, brownish round capsules. Henna is a flowering plant used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool.

Lawsone (2-hydroxy-1,4-naphtoquinone) – a red- organic pigment is the major active principle of henna leaves. Leaves also contains 1,4-naphthoquinone; 2-methoxy-3-methyl- 1,4-naphthoquinone; flavonoids, coumarins, and phenolic acids; 5-10% gallic acid and tannin, about 11% sugars, mucilage, resin, and others.

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