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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Suneetha and P. Suneetha , P. Srikanth Published Lawsonia inermis L. Belongs to the Lythraceae family, generally known as Henna. It is a branched glabrous shrub or small tree, cultivated for its leaves although stem bark, roots, flowers and seeds have also been used in traditional medicine, the tree grown up to 25 feet.
Henna has been used cosmetically and medicinally for over 9, years. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed. Share This Paper. References Publications referenced by this paper. Anti-ulcer potential of Lawsonia inermis l. Jain Biology Anthelmintic activity of Platycladus orientalis leaves extract. Lawsonia inermis Henna : A natural dye of various therapeutic uses-A review.
Varghese , K. Silvipriya , S. Resmi , C. Jolly Inventi Impact: Cosmeceuticals. Antibacterial activity of methanolic fruit extract of Randia dumetorum Lamk. Movalia Dharmishtha , Gajera Falguni Chemistry Flowering plants of Chittoor.
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Lawsonia inermis , also known as hina , the henna tree , the mignonette tree , and the Egyptian privet ,  is a flowering plant and the sole species of the genus Lawsonia. It is the source of the dye henna used to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk , wool and leather. Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, standing 1. It is glabrous and multi-branched, with spine-tipped branchlets. The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem.
Lawsonia inermis L.
This species has often become naturalized, particularly on alluvial soils along rivers. In some African regions e. It is listed as invasive in Cuba Oviedo Prieto et al. The family Lythraceae comprises 31 genera and species of herbs, shrubs and trees that are recognizable by their flaky bark; opposite, entire leaves that lack gland dots; ovary is more or less superior. The fruit is usually a capsule; the testa of about half the genera has distinctive, initially inverted mucilaginous hairs Stevens, Lawsonia is a small genus of just two species: Lawsonia inermis and Lawsonia odorata The Plant List, The specific epithet inermis means unarmed or without spines Orwa et al.