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Henna

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What other names is Henna known by?

Alcanna, Egyptian Privet, Hennae Folium, Henne, Henné, Jamaica Mignonette, Lawsonia alba, Lawsonia inermis, Mehndi, Mendee, Mignonette Tree, Plante du Paradis, Reseda, Smooth Lawsonia.

What is Henna?

Henna is a plant. People use the leaf to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Ulcers in the stomach or intestines, dandruff, skin conditions, severe diarrhea caused by amoebas (amoebic dysentery), cancer, enlarged spleen, headache, yellow skin (jaundice), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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