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Mehndi, Mehandi - Plant

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It is a middle-sized shrub with many branches. The flowers have fragrance and are small in white or pinkish colour.
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Description for Mehndi, Mehandi

Myrtus, with the common name myrtle, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, described by Linnaeus in 1753.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Mehndi, Mehandi, Myrtus communis, heena White with yellow-tipped stamens May to July 4.00 to 6.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

Henna, Lawsonia inermis, is a small desert tree. But, you can grow the henna plant in your home as well. It is generally an outdoor plant. If you prefer to keep it indoors, then make sure that you place it where there is direct sunlight falling on the plant. This is because the henna plant grows well in hot climate.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade well-drained soil Medium 12-15F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Mehndi

  • The minimum temperature needed for a henna plant to grow and nourish well is 22ºC.
  • It is recommended to keep a well-drained soil for the proper growth of the henna plant.
  • Trimming the plant will help you to keep your henna plant bushy.
  • It is important to keep your henna plant free from the attack of pests.
  • Applying fertilizers will help you to get a good leaf supply.

Typical uses of Mehndi

Special features: Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Medicinal use: Henna bark and root are used for the treatment of liver enlargement and jaundice.
Mehndi leaves are soaked in water and drunken to cure cracking of nails and adds nutrition to the body.It used for the treatment of some fungal infection, i.e., athlete’s foot.
It used as a useful agent for leucodermia.
Because of the astringent nature of mehndi leaves, it is used to cure sunburn and other rashes in the body.etc.

References

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henna
  • https://www.boldsky.com/home-n-garden/gardening/2013/tips-to-grow-henna-plant-at-home-033667.html
  • http://www.homeremediess.com/medicinal-plants-henna-uses-and-pictures-lawsonia-inermis/

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