Henna is an art-form that has been practiced around the world in many different cultures and time-periods.
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Henna is a natural dye produced from the leaves of the henna plant, a small flowering shrub (scientific name: Lawsonia inermis). The henna plant grows all over the world in hot, dry areas, from North Africa across the Middle East and throughout Southern Asia. It has been used to create beautiful, temporary body art in cultures around the world for thousands of years.
Henna can refer to both the plant itself and the art of applying henna. The word henna (along with variations like French henné and Modern Hebrew חינה, hina) comes from the Arabic word for the plant, al-hinna. In India, Pakistan and other parts of Southeast Asia, henna is often called mehndi (also spelt mehendi).
The leaves contain a dye molecule, lawsone, that stains skin and other organic material (wool, leather, nails, hair, etc.). The leaves are dried and crushed into a powder, which is mixed with a liquid (usually water or lemon juice) to form a thick paste. Sometimes a few drops of an essential oil (such as Tea Tree, Cajeput, or Lavender) are added to aid the flow and help the dye molecules bind with the skin. The resulting colour can vary between a light brown to a dark chocolate or reddish-brown colour, depending on the skin type, body part, and other variables.