Lawsonia


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Lawsonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Lythraceae, comprising one species—henna (Lawsonia inermis). It is a shrub or small tree with opposite leaves, which are elliptic or broadlanceolate. The flowers, which are numerous, small, white or pink, and fragrant, are in terminal panicles. Henna grows wild in the tropics from North Africa and East Africa to India. In warm countries it is cultivated as an ornamental, medicinal, and dye plant. The cosmetic dye henna is obtained from the leaves. The flowers yield an essential oil that is used in the perfume industry.

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Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects of Lawsonia inermis L.
Seeds resembling Lawsonia in size and shape are reported from the middle Eocene Princeton Chert, British Columbia, Canada (Cevallos-Ferriz & Stockey, 1988) at the type locality of Decodon allenbyensis.
Fungitoxic studies on bark extract of Lawsonia inermis against ringworm fungi.
Lipopolysaccharide-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for experimental use in detection of antibodies to Lawsonia intracellularis in pigs.
Ground macerate for headaches and Lawsonia inenaermis 35 strengthen hair as well as powder by soaking lemon juice is used to treat acne.
pollen late Holocene Lawsonia Lawonia europaea Eocene cf Lawsonia seed middle Eocene Lawsonia lawsonioides (Menzel) seed middle Miocene Mai (ssyn.
whole plant of Cuscuta reflexa, leaves of Lawsonia inermis, leaves of Azadirachta indica, whole plant of Clerodendrum viscosum, and leaves of Psidium guajava to treat this disease.
lawsonia `Allumii', whose upright branches bear flattened sprays of blue-grey foliage.
The whole plant of Cyperus rotundus was mixed with leaves of Psidium guajava and Punica granatum for treatment of girani disease (see below) in men and puerperal fever in women; the whole plant of Cyperus rotundus was mixed with leaves of Lawsonia inermis and Azadirachta indica for treatment of skin diseases, including eczema.
Aqueous and methanolic extracts of Lawsonia inermis demonstrated significant potential in scavenging free radicals and in inhibiting lipid peroxidation as well as inhibiting DNA damage caused by exposure of cells to hexavalent chromium (a very strong oxidant).