Henna is considered as an ancient herb of grace and healing. It
is mentioned as a valuable medicine in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
When Henna is applied to the skin, its active elements provide
cooling and astringent action along with protection against many
surface fungi and bacteria. Henna can help to lower body
temperature to soothe headaches, fevers, burning feet (which may
be a B- Vitamin deficiency), and even hysteria or a violent
Following are the most common medicinal uses of Henna.
In addition to the relaxing and cooling properties of the
henna seeds, anise seeds are also a good antispasmodic.
1 tablespoon (15 gm) henna seeds, outer shells cracked and inner
1 tablespoon (15 gm) black anise (Pimpinella anisum) seeds,
crushed Boiled, cooled water or apple cider vinegar
1 gauze compress
1. Using a mortar and pestle, pound and grind together the henna
and black anise seeds. Add just enough water or vinegar to make
2. Spread the paste onto a gauze compress. Apply the compress to
the head, lay down to rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
Irritated skin balm
Lawsome may be the ingredient in henna that serves as an
antiseptic, bactericide, and fungicide. This remedy will not
stain the skin.
2-3 tablespoon (10-15 gm) neutral, uncoloured henna powder
4-5 ounces (130 ml) apple cider vinegar, warmed
1. Mix henna powder with warm vinegar to form a paste.
2. Apply as a dressing directly to the affected area of skin.
To increase hair growth and reduce hair loss.
1 tablespon (15 ml) henna flower oil
1 tablespon (15 ml) jojoba extract
1 tablespon (15 ml) calendula infused oil
½ tablespoon (2.5 ml) carrot seed oil
2 drops essential oil of clove bud
4 drops of essential oil of rosemary
5 drops East Indian essential oil of patchouli
2 drops essential oil of cedarwood
1. In a 2-to-3-ounce (60-95 ml) opaque bottle, combine henna,
jojoba, calendula, and carrot seed oils. Add essential oils and
shake to mix. Label and date.
2. If desired, warm the bottle of oil in a warn water bath
before using. Massage a few drops into scalp before bedtime.
Apply two or three times a week.
Treatment Here's an easy, low-cost routine. Remove existing
nail polish a day or two before the treatment. Remember to stir
the paste each time.
½ cup (130 ml) boiled spring -or distilled water, cooled to warm
½ teaspoon (2.5 g) uncolored, neutral henna powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) plain organic yogurt (optional)
2-3 drops eucalyptus oil (optional)
1. In a plastic or glass bowl, mix neutral henna and water to
form a paste. Store leftover mixture in a sealed container in
refrigerator for 2-3 days only.
2. Using a chopstick or flat-edged toothpick, globe the henna
paste on each of your clean, dry nails and cuticles. Keep the
paste for 10 minutes. If you have time, put both hands in a
plastic bag and cover with a towel for as long as possible.
3. Rinse your fingers in lukewarm water and towel-dry. Gently
buff the nails with a chamois nail buffer. Then coat your nails
with deep, penetrating avocado, almond, or calendula oil.
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