Henna also known as Mehndi is a medical herbal plant. Many of the people simply consider Henna plant as a cosmetic tree which is used for mehndi designs, whereas; the benefits one can get from Henna plant and its crushed powder are so vast that it will leave you amazed.
Islamic Perspective of Henna
Henna is not mentioned anywhere in the Qur’an, but its use is referred to several times in the ḥadith. It would be not wrong to say that Henna was one of the most liked and used herb by Holy Prophet S.A.W. From Abu Rafi comes this saying, I was once in the house of the Prophet. He passed his hand over head and said,
“Make use of Henna, master of all coloring preparations”.
On another occasion Holy Prophet S.A.W. referred Henna as a plant dearest to God, so by no surprise, there are a lot of benefits that one can get from his blessed plant.
1Henna for Hair - The Best Dye
Dying hair with henna is a Sunnah. Prophet S.A.W. applied henna on this head and his blessed beard. Henna being a good nourishing conditioner makes hair look smooth and beautiful. Chemical based colorants leak harmful toxins that cause great damage to our hair. Henna is 100% safe and dye can be made from dry crushed leaves of Henna plant. From Abu Rafi comes this saying,
I was once in the house of the Prophet. He passed his hand over head and said, “Make use of Henna, master of all coloring preparations”
The use of Mehndi is very simple and easy. Mix henna with an acidic liquid like lemon juice until the mixture forms a thick paste. Apply this paste to hair and ensure that it reaches deep in roots. Cover your hair and leave it for between 2 to eight hours, depending upon the shade you desire.