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The Henna Plant

The Henna Plant

Botanical Name: Lawsonia Inermis The Henna plant produces the renowned orange-red dye that has been used for centuries as hair colouring and body art and adornment. The name ‘henna’ is used for both the plant and the dye that is produced from crushing the plants leaves. The plant is a tall shrub or small tree, with multiple branches, growing up to 6 meters in ideal conditions. The green leaves are elliptical and approximately 5 cm long by 1.5cm wide. Henna flowers…

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