By Marie Anakee Miczak
Lawsonia inermis ver. alba... "henna". How a lot have you learnt approximately this awesome botanical? used to be it sensual Mehndi physique adornment or Cleopatra's favourite body spray? An aphrodisiac or a therapy for leprosy? An historic Roman forex or a final correct for the lifeless? This publication takes a desirable examine essentially the most renowned botanicals of all time. by no means ahead of has a booklet been dedicated to henna as an entire. Drawing on botany, archeology, phytomedicine and folkloric heritage to outline the various ambiguities and misconceptions surrounding it, therefore offering for the 1st time a correct and entire background of henna. A element of the proceeds from this publication is going to charity and upkeep of henna's history.- In severe intensity, henna's medicinal prior is published. From the papyrus Ebers to the writings of Galen, observe henna's makes use of in all the significant previous global medicines.-Did you recognize henna has one of the most aromatic flora in the world? study why ladies grew to become hooked on them and the stunning foundation for his or her allure.- imagine you recognize the total tale bearing on henna physique artwork? re-evaluate. learn the way its historical past used to be synthetic within the nineteenth and twentieth century to hide its actual origins.