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Campus Trees

Lawsonia inermis


Family:  Lythraceae

Common Names: Henna plant, Pontalasi, Samphire

Flowering Period: December – May


  • Henna, or Mehndi as it is called in Hindi, is a symbol of festivity in India. It is especially associated with marriage in north India.
  • Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, standing 6-25 ft tall. It is hairless and multi-branched, with spine-tipped branchlets.
  • The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem.
  • They are hairless, nearly-stalkless, elliptical, and lance shaped, tapering, and have depressed veins on the underside. Henna flowers have four sepals and a 2 mm sepal-cup tube, with 3 mm spread sepals.
  • Its petals are ovate, with white or red stamens. Henna fruits are small, brownish capsules, 4-8 mm in diameter.


  • Medicinal-Henna a well knownethnomedicinal plant used cosmetically and medicinally in the Indian traditional folk medicines for thousand years.
  • Root is used as abortifacient, to treat leprosy, skin diseases, dysmenorrhoea and premature greying of hair.
  • The leaves are used as an astringent or as a prophylactic against skin diseases and the bark is useful in the treatment of jaundice, enlargement of the spleen, calculus affection and skin diseases
  • The paste of ground leaves has been used to colour skin, hair, fingernails, leather, silk and wool. The flowers and fruits are used in perfumery.