- Botanical Name: Lawsonia Inermis
- Family Name: Lythraceae
- Common Name: Henna, Mehandi
- Part Used: Roots, Leaves, Flowers, Seeds
- Habitat: In india, it is scarcely present in dry deciduous forests and cultivated as hedge plant.
- Product offered: Leaves, Seeds, Oil
Uses: Roots are bitter, refrigerant, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, and abortifacient. It is useful in burning sensation, dipsia, leprosy, skin diseases, amenorrhoea, and dysmenorrhoea. It is also useful in premature graying of hair. Leaves are bitter, astringent, acrid, refrigerant, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, constipating, febrifuge and liver tonic. It is useful in wounds, ulcers, burning sensations, inflammations, scabies, leprosy, leucoderma, boils, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, fever, ophthalmia, hemorrhages, splenopathy and strangury. Flowers are cardiotonic, refrigerant, febrifuge and tonic. it is useful in cephalalgia, burning sensation, insomnia, and fever. Leaves are useful in wounds ulcers a strangury cough, bronchitis, dysentery etc. It lowers body temperature to soothe headaches, fevers and burning feet.