Henna is a shrub or small tree. It is leaves are ground to a powder which is used as a red dye to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool.
Basic information and facts
Henna originates from northern Africa, the near East and India.
Climate and weather:
Henna is a tropical plant a prefers semi-arid zones with high temperatures.
Henna grows as a shrub or small tree and is usually 2 to 7 meters tall.
Henna is mainly used as a natural red dye. Henna is a dried powder made from fresh ground henna leaves. It is used as a dye to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool. To dye the skin, the powder is made into a paste that can be “painted” on the skin. After many hours of contact the skin will show a pattern of red color.
Henna flowers can be used in perfumes.