Lawsonia inermis. PlantID, Botanical Name, Lawsonia inermis. Common Name, Heena. Classification. Kingdom: Plantae. Subkingdom: Tracheobionta. view in classification, Species. Plantae + · Tracheophyta + · Magnoliopsida + · Myrtales + · Lythraceae + · Lawsonia +. Lawsonia inermis L. Inventaire National du. L. inermis is a shrub or small tree widely cultivated as an ornamental and hedge plant and for the commercial production of henna, a dye.

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Other than colouring hairs and hands henna has medicinal uses too. Henna is a flowering plant and a native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia and northern Australia.

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lswsonia Three new bacterial diseases of plants from Bombay. Plants described in Lythraceae. Chemical and medical evaluation of Lawsonia inermia henna. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. This species has been widely introduced across tropical and subtropical regions to be used as an ornamental and for henna dye production USDA-ARS, Leaves opposite, entire and sub-sessile, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, 1.


Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 6 2: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It often grows in temporarily flooded, riverbeds and riverine thickets at elevations up to m Oyen, ; Orwa et al. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness L.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects of Lawsonia inermis L.

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The effect of soil salinity on the productivity of henna. Notes on the diseases of forest species in the Philippines. Dictionary of National Biography.

The henna plant is native to northern Africa, western and southern Asiaand northern Australiain semi-arid zones and tropical areas. It is also cultivated for the production of henna: It is glabrous and pawsonia, with spine-tipped branchlets.

Lawsonia Inermis

Occurrence of dinitrogen-fixing bacteria and acetylene reduction activity in [the] rhizosphere of five selected plants from the tropics. Handbook of Natural Colorants. It can grow on poor, stony, and sandy soils, but it is also adapted to heavy, fertile clay soils with pH ranging from 4.

Henna dye is used for dyeing cloth and hair, for staining nails, palms and soles, and in traditional medicine. The family Lythraceae comprises 31 genera and species of herbs, shrubs and trees that are recognizable by their flaky bark; opposite, entire leaves that lack gland dots; ovary is more or less superior.


Phirke SS, Saha M, The historical use of Henna Lawsonia inermis L. Impact on biodiversity L. Journal of Natural Products, 51 4: Journal of Arid Environments, New phenolic glucosides from Lawsonia inermis. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Egypt, No.

Takeda Y, Fatope MO, Social Impact Top of page The henna dye is known to be dangerous to people with glucosephosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and may cause allergic reaction and injuries to the skin FDA, Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Currently, this species can be found throughout the tropics and subtropics.

Risk of Introduction Top of page The likelihood of laasonia introduction of L.

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