Maruthani herb is well known. Maruthani leaves are used in India for beautifying purpose, whether it is a marriage or any grand festivals, henna has important place to decorate palms and feet of ladies and kids in the house. Other than this beauty use, henna carries various medicinal properties also, hence maruthani health benefits are more. Let’s take a look on the uses of henna leavesHenna, known as mehandi, panwar, shudi, is a medicinal plant. Its a middle-sized shrub with many branches. This herb is used for various medicinal benefits.
1. Cooling agent
Henna is a great cooling agent. When applied to scrapes and burns it gives relief. You can also use this herb as a natural home remedy for lowering temperature when suffering from high fever or heat exhaustion.
The flowers of henna can be used to cure headaches caused by the heat of sunlight. Make a paste of henna flowers by crushing them and adding vinegar then apply to your forehead or temples. You can also use a plaster of henna.
3. Treats Baldness
Henna leaves can be used to treat baldness. Boil some leaves of henna in mustard oil and use it to massage your scalp. This will help in healthy hair growth. Take 250 grams (8 ounces) mustard oil in a pan and add 50-60 grams (1-2 ounces) of henna leaves to heating oil gradually. Filter the oil through cheesecloth and store it in a bottle. Use this oil regularly for producing abundant hair.
You can use the bark of the henna plant for treating liver disorders like jaundice and enlargement of the liver. You can have it in henna powder from 1–5 decigrams doses. It is also beneficial for other conditions associated with liver.
5. Skin conditions
Henna can be used to treat skin conditions like athlete’s foot, rashes, and ringworm. Its also an effective sunblock. Leaves of henna plant are astringent in nature therefore can be used to treat skin problems. Vitiligo can be treated using this herb.
Henna is known for treating cracked nails. Soak henna leaves in water and leave overnight, then drink this water to treat your cracked nails. Repeat for at least 10 days. You can mix butter with henna powder and use it as poultice to treat sores filled with pus, mange, and scabies.
You can use henna oil for arthritic and rheumatic pain. Massage with henna oil to get rid of pain. Do this regularly for a month or two for best results.
The bark of the plant can be used to treat dysentery. Crush the henna seeds into powder and mix them into some ghee. Make small balls from the mixture and swallow them with water.
Henna contains natural ingredients important for hair nourishment. It shares a great bond with hair as it helps to penetrate, cleanse, and thicken the hair shafts which improve the quality of hair. Its also used to treat dandruff. Its commonly used for coloring hair by mixing it into natural dyes.
10. Skin Tatto
This is the most common use of henna. You can make a paste of henna powder by mixing it into water and keeping it in a cone of plastic paper. Then apply this paste on your palms and heels on special occasions to get temporary tattoos. We see many brides with hands and legs decorated with henna paste.