Scientific Name: Lawsonia inermis
Other Names in English: Garden Balsam, Balsam
Family: Lytraceae

General Data

Product Details


It is a plant of the Lythraceae family, it has a shrub 5 to 6 meters high which branches are opposite, cylindrical and often covered with thorn-like fibers. The leaves are entire, oval, pointed, opposite 2-3 cm long. The flowers are white, fragrant and in group. Henna leaves are usually used as a powder. The color of henna powder is dark green, but in the presence of air, it changes color and turns reddish green, and if you soak it and rub it somewhere for a while, then wash, it reddens that part. This tropical shrub grows in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria and in India and Iran and most other parts of Asia and is sometimes planted, native to Iran in Kerman and Baluchistan.

Chemical Constituents

The constituents of the oil were eugenol (17.6%), hexadecanoic acid (15.1%), Phytol (10.2%), α-terpineol (8.4%) and Etherphenylvinyl (6.7%).
Myristic acid, Palmitic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Stearic acid, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, α-Linolenic acid, Eicosanoic acid, Gadoleic acid.
Cholesterol, Campesterol, Δ5-Stigmasterol, ß-Sitosterol.

Medical disclaimer

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