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Henna leaves for nail and body health

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Hearing the word henna must not be separated from the bride and groom. Bride's make-up is not complete without despicable make-up on the nails, hands and feet. In the modern era, many hinai products are produced and also various types of beautiful carvings to decorate nails, hands and feet using henna. Usually one or two will have a special night to wear the henna and the friends of the bride and groom also get together. In some countries, especially Middle Eastern countries, henna is not only used at weddings but when celebrating big days such as Eid al-Fitr. The women in addition to buying new clothes, new styles also use henna as a tradition. Henna can be used as a substitute for a tattoo that is safe to use.

Origin of henna

Henna tree at my parent's in-law house

No one knows since when the presence of Henna as a tool for body painting. But since thousands of years ago, Henna has been widely used to paint skin, hair, nails, to dye fabrics such as silk, wool, and leather in several parts of Asia, from India, Pakistan, to the Middle East.

When viewed further, the origin of the application of Henna as a beauty product is still confusing. However, this practice, which is said to have been around for 5000 years, is popular and better known from India under the name mehndi.

In India, henna is often also used as a medium to beautify oneself in addition to the use of makeup and jewelry. So do not be surprised, the use of henna is a common sight everyday in India.

Apart from India, countries such as the Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, also absorb this practice of henna painting as part of their traditions and complementary accessories at their important events. In Arab countries including Yemen, drawing henna on the hands of the bride and groom is believed to be a symbol of fertility. The darker the color, the better for the bride-to-be to her fertility. Not infrequently, they will apply it for days.

In Indonesia itself, the phenomenon of henna painting is also often a complement to the bride's hand decoration. Henna is also used to welcome major celebrations such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Even some Indonesian families of Arab descent still decorate their hands and nails with Henna, one day before Eid.

Henna leaves beauty and nail care

There are various kinds of henna products today, don't forget that there are leaves that can be used for treatment and natural dyes for nails, namely henna leaves. In scientific language, it is called Lawsonia Inermis L. It has an upright leaf shape with a slightly tapered tip.

Between the leaves there will be small white flowers. This leaf flower is quite fragrant.

The shape of the leaves is nothing special because it looks similar to the leaves on other shrubs. Henna leaves are native to East Africa and West Asia.

1. As Nail Polish

Because it contains glucoside dyes and henotanic acid.

This henotanic acid makes the part of the skin or nails that are given henna leaves turn orange-red.

Only by using it, we can color nails naturally without chemicals so it is safe for the body.

In addition to nail polish, this leaf can also be used as hair dye.

However, of course your hair will be reddish-orange like the color on the nail polish.

How to color nails with henna

1. Pick henna leaves

2. Grind the henna leaves

3. Grind or grind using a millstone

3. After smooth, apply on fingers as needed.

For results. Satisfactory Use 1 day 1 night.

2. As a mushroom remover

Aside from being a nail polish, the benefits of henna leaves for nails are as an anti-fungal.

For those of you whose nails often get moldy, just use henna leaves as an alternative prevention.

According to a research journal entitled Utilization of Girlfriend Leaves (Lawsonia Inermis L) as Anti-Fungus on Nails, explains that henna leaves contain anti-fungal compounds that can help eliminate bacteria and fungi that appear on nails.

Henna Leaves for Body Health

Apart from nails, the benefits of henna leaves can also be useful for body health.

Here are some of its health benefits that you need to know :

1. Treating Flatulence

2. Healthy Hair and Scalp

3. Uric Acid and Rheumatism

4. One of the benefits of henna leaves is that they can help overcome the symptoms of gout and rheumatism.

5. Overcoming Headaches and Migraines

6. Reducing pain during PMS

The ladies who often feel sick during PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

7. Prevent premature aging

8. Relieves Fever

Henna leaves are good for a woman's womb

Henna leaves are also good for the uterus, especially for women who have just given birth

In henna leaves there are various ingredients, namely:

  1. Vitamin E, useful for preventing aging and smoothing the skin

  2. Glycosides, useful for giving color to nails, treating pus

  3. Hennatanin, closing the external wound

  4. Phythol, gives the effect of pain relief.

Here are some of the benefits of henna leaves for the uterus :

1. Prevent vaginal discharge

2. Coping with menstrual pain

3. Coping with excessive menstruation

4. Menstruation

5. Fertilize the content

6. Prevent miscarriage

7. Prevent uterine cysts

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I become nostalgic after seeing it. In our vernacular it is called 'mehedi or mendi leaves'. When we were child use it a lot. Before the Eid day we, every child, used to make our hands and nail red with it. Bride and groom also used to use it. But now almost everyone use artificial product. Although some elder members of society use this leaves in their hair.

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2 months ago

So many interesting benefits of henna plant. ❤️

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2 months ago

Sure dear, have you ever used henna?

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2 months ago

Only once. Henna tattoo when I visited Morocco.

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2 months ago

Wah sudah lama saya gak pake henna. Terakhir kali pake setahun yang lalu buat mengatasi kuku jari kaki saya hehe. Soalnya kuku kaki saya lebih cepat kusam.

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2 months ago

Gimana apa apa lebih baik setelah henna..? Henna daun atau udah jadi?

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2 months ago

Oh jelas lebih baik Bu. Kuku saya jadi awet dari kusam daripada pake krim. Saya pakenya yang daun Bu. Agak susah sih di tempat saya daunnya, tapi ibu saya beli di pasar yang daunnya udah di haluskan.

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2 months ago

Wow, I never saw henna leaves just today when I read your article, I would love to make my own henna art on myself hahaha and make henna ink myself but sad to say we don't have that kind of tree on our place

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2 months ago

In my place I met a lot of henna trees. this. Even though there are many selling henna products, natural ones are better. I have the tree, if I want to color my nails, I can pick the leaves, I process them myself and I can carve them myself as I wish. However, only those skilled in high arts could carve it properly.

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2 months ago

I do love to see henna on womens hands, it just hits different and attracts me lol. But sadly, mostly womens apply it in special occasions or before their marriage. So I gotta keep distance. So far haven't found any tatoo artists making Mehndi tattoos or I would have got it for myself because the designs I want only a tattoo artist can make. And wanna avoid the tattoo ink.

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2 months ago

In the past, seeing a woman wearing henna on her hand, she might already be married, so men would keep their distance. Now you can wear hinai anytime because it's for art. If you don't like ink tattoos, you can use henna. At my place, many receive henna carving services or henna tattoos instead of ink tattoos. Because it's safer, more beautiful and looks feminine

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2 months ago

wow henna is part of your tradition while in our place henna is just art , I always see random henna artist in the beach with albums of their art to choose from and with reasonable prices per henna .

I was once paid for a henna tattoo, its just 1 dollar in my hand and it last almost a month before it faded.

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2 months ago

wow... so cool... generally girls do henna carving but you can do it. It's true, the color of henna lasts longer, especially the slightly red-black color is better and lasts longer.

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2 months ago

they only have 1 color just pure black just like normal tattoo one. what amaze me is henna is extracted from leaves

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