Mehndi Plant

Details of Mehndi Plant.

Botanical Name: Lawsonia alba

Sanskrit Name: Madayantika

English Name: Henna

Common Names:
Mehndi

Drug Class: Hair dye, Hair conditioner, astringent, gargle, coolant

Indication: Headache

Parts Used:
Leaf

Medicinal Uses

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.

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