Family : Lythraceae
Habitat : India, Egypt
Odour/Taste : Luscious floral aroma
Part of plant used : Leaves
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Vatta, Pitta and Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Henna has been used since the Bronze Age to dye skin.
Mind / Emotions : Doubt yourself, shy, worthless, deprecating, undervalue life and self, feeling not good enough TO self confident, worthwhile, valued, joyful.
Contra indication/Safety : No formal testing. Avoid in pregnancy and with infants and children.