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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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The Garden features trees including Vachellia oerfota, banana, eucalyptus, Christ's thorn, Citrus medica, agarwood, figs, Lawsonia inermis, costus, Nitraria (Gharqad), olives, palms, tamarisk and Acacia tortilis.
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(b) Microscopic image of haemorrhagic proliferative enteritis (Figure 2a) with Lawsonia intracellularis (arrow) within the enterocytes (Warthin-Starry).
En Mali se extraen productos medicinales como el triturado de ramas de Lawsonia inermis para tratar principalmente el dolor de estomago y boca (Levasseur, Djimde, & Olivier, 2004).
The five plants or plant products present as ingredients of polyherbal preparation were Azadirachta indica, Lawsonia alba, Shorea robusta, Ricinus communis, and Sesamum indicum.
Henna (Lawsonia inermis) the 2-6 m height flowering plant, is the unique species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae (12).
Mehndi designs are painted on hands and feet using henna paste, which is created from the crushed leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis), which grows in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Honey, myrrh (Commiphora molmol), black seeds (Nigella sativa), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and henna (Lawsonia inermis) were the most used natural treatments.
Yigit, "An ancient plant Lawsonia inermis (henna): Determination ofin vitro antifungal activity against dermatophytes species," Journal de Mycologie Medicale, vol.
Sakai, 24[beta]-Ethylcholest-4-en-3[beta]-ol from the roots of Lawsonia inermis, Phytochemistry, 31, 2558 (1992).
Natural henna is a dye that is extracted from the plant Lawsonia inermis .