Active Ingredient :
Tannins 5% & Tannins 10 % Common Name :
Henna Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are lawsone, esculetin, fraxetin, isoplumbagin, scopoletin, betulin, betulinic acid, hennadiol, lupeol, lacoumarin, quinone and napthaquinone. Action :
Tannins: 1. It inhibits the growth of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 2. It exhibits significant healing response against excision and incision wounds. 3. It is absorbed into the stratum corneum (skin) immediately and protects skin from ultraviolet radiations. 4. It is a weak direct acting haemolytic agent.Curing Diseases :
1. The flowers are intellect promoting and useful in cephalagia, burning sensation, insomnia and fever.
2. Henna has active elements that help protect against many surface fungi and bacteria and has been used for its cooling and astringent properties.
3. In hot climates, henna is used as protection against sun, to soothe sunburn and to reduce body temperature.Research Information :
Ethanolic extract of Lawsonia inermis shows significant wound healing property. It reduces inflammations, enhanced wound contraction and skin breaking strength. (Ref. Shivanandan Nayak, B and et.al., The evidence based wound healing activity of Lawsonia inermis Linn., Phytother Res. 2007 May 29; 17533628)Possible Combinations :
Lawsonia inermis + emblica officinalis + bacopa monnieri (hair conditioning and nourishing)