Natural Henna is the Arabic name of a shrub, used since antiquity, in terms of its therapeutic, cosmetic and aesthetic on the hair and body.
Originally, generally, North Africa and South Asia, henna is a natural resources East. All components are useful
1. The flowers of henna, sweet scents, perfume will serve
2. Roots will have medicinal properties therapeutic
3. The leaves are dried and processed into powder will be very useful for dyeing saw their wealth in tannin a natural dye.
Henna powder by natural pigment will provide a dye based yellow to red. It is, moreover, the use is the most famous henna in our latitudes.
henna binds to keratin and provides color and shine to the hair without damaging them. It gives coppery highlights, reddish, and revives the hair.
It is important to note that the variety of neutral henna (cassia obviate) is not covering, including white hair it will be used only in hair care.
On the body
Henna is also very popular for making tattoos. This is also a tradition in many eastern cultures especially during religious celebrations or wedding with special ceremony henna.
Be careful, however not to succumb to black henna tattoos popular during the summer because mixed with chemical dyes, it can be toxic and promote allergies.
Henna is also used to dye clothing and leather goods in shades ranging from yellow to brown to red copper.
Beyond color, henna will also have interesting cosmetic because it has the ability to cleanse and beautify the skin and hair
Anti seborrhea (an ally greasy hair and oily skin, skin cleansing and balancing sebum)
Note also that, like turmeric henna mask provides instant healthy glow. A nice alternative to tan without UV! 😉
Dandruff, it also helps to strengthen the scalp Strengthens the hair roots and the sheath over the entire length while leaving soft and shiny
Henna also has some therapeutic properties
1. Antiseptic and healing
2. Astringent (for its high tannin, henna helps against diarrhea, ulcers …)
3. Antiperspirant (very effective against sweaty feet, for example)
4. Anti fungal (the fungi, fungus …)
Internally, henna can interfere in infusion to treat diarrhea, ulcers, kidney stones …
Externally, henna is used instead as a poultice, either alone or associated with cedar tar to treat skin problems (fungal infections, eczema, chapped …) and skin inflammation (abscesses, boils, whit low …)