Henna usually referred to as Mehendi, is a natural hair dye ingredient that has been used by women for generations. Henna is something that has been widely used for hair care since ancient times. Unlike commercially available hair colours and dyes, henna is the only natural hair treatment that can be used to dye as well as preserve good hair. Beyond offering the mane a bright red colour, henna also helps resist dandruff and scalp scratching. It also works as a natural hair conditioner and makes the hair rise.

Those looking for chemical-free hair care solutions can use it without worrying about any side effects or skin reactions.

Let’s take a peek at some of the other attributes of hair treatment that this fantastic herbal magic therapy provides.

1Relieves headache

Henna flowers relieve headaches induced by the sun’s heat. A plaster made of henna flowers soaked in vinegar and applied over the forehead relieves headaches.

2Soothe arthritis pain

If henna is used on the hands, it serves to calm the body by the soothing impact it provides on the nerves, pain induced by symptoms of arthritis.

3Treats a broad range of skin disorders

Common medical applications for henna include the application of henna as a coagulant for infected wounds and healing salve for burns and acne. Fresh leaves may be used as a topical antiseptic for fungal or bacterial skin infections, including ring worms.

4Nourishes hair

Henna helps boost the quality of your hair. This tends to secure the hair of the cuticle, keep it from fracturing, and improves the strength and beauty of the scalp. It is also a natural treatment for dandruff.

5Pulls the fever out

Henna leaves rolled into a ball of water, held in a palm, helps in bringing down the temperature of one’s body. Hence, curing fever.

6Giving healthy gums

Chewing henna leaves is known to reduce the chances of gum disease and to cure ulcers in the mouth.

7Natural cure for diaper rash

Sprinkle a little henna powder over the swelling region to reduce heat and inflammation.

8Healing for Dysentery related disease

Henna seeds can be used to treat dysentery. Crush the henna seeds and mix them with ghee. Create a combination of little balls and drink it with water to treat dysentery.

9A strong detoxify

Henna helps in detoxifying one’s liver and spleen, through soaking the bark or leaves of the henna plant in water and then drinking the liquid.

10Monitors blood pressure

One of the most undervalued benefits of henna is its application for the protection of the heart. If you consume henna water or seeds, you may have a hypotensive effect that relieves stress on the cardiovascular system and effectively lowers blood pressure. It will help avoid plaque and platelet build-up in the heart and lungs, thus avoiding heart problems and strokes altogether.

Sometimes, the greatest treatment is what the earth offers us.

Henna is ultimately the lost jewel beloved by Asians, finding its way to the West.