Henna or mehndi has been an important part of Ayurvedic herbs since traditional times. One of the best known beauty aids, Henna is a wonder product for the hair.
The greatest benefit of Henna is that, it’s a excellent conditioner for the hair. Endowed with protective and restorative powers henna has the ability to bring back health to damaged hair and restore the natural acid-alkaline balance to the scalp.
It works as an anti-dandruff and treats the scalp well. Henna is naturally antifungal and antibacterial and the regular use of henna has helped with issues of dandruff and scaly scabby scalp.
It is also a powerful natural cleanser and cleanses without disturbing the natural balances. It leaves the hair healthy, clean, shiny and easy to manage.When people with fine, thin limp hair take henna treatments, it gives their hair more body, density, shine and all round bounce. This is because the regular coats of henna builds up the hairs structure and result in thick stronger strands.
The extracts of henna have displayed hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic activities. So it helps control diabetes.
Tuberculosis bacteria Tubercle bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis can be controlled with henna extracts.
Extracts of henna have hepatoprotective properties too. Henna extracts protect liver from the damage being caused by carbon tetrachloride.
Henna leaves are also effective for treating skin problems such as burns and boils. A rough paste of the leaves can be applied on the burns or boils which gives instant relief.
Source: Zee Media Bureau