Details of Mehndi Plant.
Botanical Name: Lawsonia alba
Sanskrit Name: Madayantika
English Name: Henna
Drug Class: Hair dye, Hair conditioner, astringent, gargle, coolant
The plant pacifies vitiated kapha and pitta in the body. It is reported to have antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, anticancer, antidiabetic, tuberculostatic, anti-inflammatory, antifertility properties. It is used for the treatment of pain, ulcer, edema, hair fall, graying of hair and burning sensation. In addition to that it is quite effective in case of headache, hepatitis, skin diseases, dysmenorrhea and anemia.