Names of Henna
DIFFERENT NAMES OF HENNA?
Henna powder and Henna leaves are nature’s gift to mankind. Henna is a natural product having versatility of its usage for different things such as Tattooing, Hair Coloring, Skin and hair Conditioning Healing, Medical usage, Ayurvedic Usage etc. Just like its different uses, Henna is also known by different names in different parts of world. We’ve displayed most of the different names and synonyms oh Henna.
NAMES ACCORDING TO PLACE:
Bengal : Mehedi, Mehndi, Shudi
Bombay : Henne, Mendie
Gujarat : Medi, Mendi
Punjab : Hinna, Mehndi, Nakrize, Panwar
Sind : Mendi
NAMES OF HENNA IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English: Camphire, Cypress Shrub, Egyptian Privet, Henna Plant, Jamaica Mignonette, Mindie, Tree Mignonette
Hindi : Hena, Mehndi, Mhindi
Marathi: Mendhi, Mendi
Malayalam: Mayilanji, Pontalasi
Sanskrit: Dvivranta, Kokadanta, Medika, Mendhika, Nakharanjaka, Nakaranjani, Ragagarbha, Ragangi, Ranjaka, Sahshara, Sugandhapushpa, Timira, Yavaneshta
Tamil: Aivanam, Aivana, Korandam, Kurandagam, Kurinji, Pidai, Ponninpuvalamarudondri, Marudondri, Mayilainandi
Uriya: Mehendi, Mendi, Monjuati, Olota, Rongota
Arabic: Alhenna, Henna, Henneh, Hinna, Yoranna
Burma: Dan, Danbin
Canarese: Goranta, Gorante, Goranthu, Korate, Madaranga Central Provinces
FROM PLANTATION TO PACKAGED HENNA
Henna Manufacturing Process
Leaves of henna plant are plucked from natural surrounding or farms/fields. This is done manually by skilled labour expert in plucking the best Henna leaves. Sometimes the manufacturers give the function of plucking or collecting to collectors on a contractual basis.
The collected herbs and leaves are then sorted out on the base of their quality and the ones without any diseases or defect are selected for further processing. We then choose the best henna leaves directly from Rajasthan and get all processing work done ourselves.
The leaves are dried and finally grinded in semi and fully automated machines.
Finally the grinded and mixed finished henna powder is carefully packed and sealed. Sometimes double packing is done for extra freshness. Packages of different quantities are made by using automatic weighing machine. Henna has different kind of packages depending on the requirements of buyers.
HOW HENNA WORKS
The Coloring Process
The active constituent ‘Lawson’ that occurs naturally in the leaves of the Henna Plant is preserved naturally within the dried henna powder.
The dye begins to work when the Henna Powder is activated by a catalyst, the key component being hot water. Other elements have been found to improve ‘hot water’ as a catalyst, such as tea, sugar, lemon juice, certain natural oils etc.
Once the Henna Paste comes into contact with your skin the dye starts to work and begins to stain the skin. The Henna Paste needs to stay on the skin for 2 hours to make sure the skin takes on a good color. After 2 hours you can remove the Henna paste by brushing it off, you will see an orange colored design. Do not wash it or get it wet at this stage. Don’t worry..color will dark slowly.
THE DEVELOPING PROCESS
THE FINAL COLOR
THE FADING PROCESS
AFTERCARE OF HENNA TATTOO
After having a natural and beautiful Henna Tattoo, it’s very essential to look after it well in order to get the best outcome. Your Henna Tattoo will be part of your skin for the next few days or weeks, so treat it gently and your tattoo will look awesome and will last long as it possibly can.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HENNA TATTOO LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE?
You can make your Henna tattoo darker and last long by doing some little things-
HOW TO REMOVE HENNA
In spite of no hard and fast rule, following are the tips that can prove to be helpful while removing henna.
1. Take out the henna paste immediately:
Removing the henna quickly after application, using water, will prevent the henna dye from sinking below the most external layers of skin.
2. Take a shower:
A nice soak in hot water will cause the skin to exfoliate; thus, the layers of skin which have absorbed the henna design will flake off sooner if it is soaked in water. Many artists suggest that soaking in a hot tub - the chlorine in the tub will definitely help to take the henna right off.
3. Wash your hands:
Stronger soaps, like a soak in the hot tub, cause skin to exfoliate to a greater degree. To get rid of henna sooner, choose the antibacterial soap instead of regular glycerin.
4. Wait patiently:
There is no hard and fast way to remove henna from the skin immediately. Some artists recommend soaks in mild, dilute bleaches. In general, scrubbing too hard and soaking in the bath for too long may just give red, prune-shaped fingertips. So….rather than cribbing over it better enjoy the henna color.
TRADITIONAL USE OF HENNA
The history of henna can be traced back to 2100 BC. It has been used by the early Babylonian, Sumerian civilizations. The use of henna started hundreds of years ago in India. It was used as a body ornamentation by the kings and queens before the Mughal Era.
Henna/ Mehandi has always been considered auspicious so, it has for centuries been used during betrothal, marriage, child birth and many other auspicious occasions and festivals. It signifies richness and success. Apart from its significance in customs, Henna also has some healing and disease curing advantages.
Henna has been mentioned in the early ayurvedic texts as being a cure for number of skin and hair problems. It was used to manufacture natural and herbal hair oils and shampoos.
Benefits of Henna Used in Ayurveda
Henna advantage to cure ailments in Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Henna Based Hair Products
Uses of Henna
ADVANTAGES FOR HAIR