Henna is a dye made from the henna plant's leaves, native to northern Africa and the Middle East. The dye is commonly used for temporary body art and dyeing skin, hair, and textiles.
Henna has been used for over 5,000 years for cosmetic and religious purposes.
Henna is made from the leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis), native to northern Africa and the Middle East.
The henna plant produces a red-orange dye to create intricate skin designs.
Henna is typically applied as a paste to the skin, and once applied, it will slowly stain the skin for several hours to several days.
Henna is commonly used for special occasions such as weddings and religious celebrations.
Henna tattoos are temporary and typically last 1-2 weeks before fading.
Henna is also used as a dye to color hair reddish-brown.
In addition to its cosmetic uses, henna has medicinal properties and has been used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
The intricate designs created with henna vary greatly by region and cultural background.
Henna continues to be popular in many cultures and is often used as a symbol of good luck, love, and happiness.