Lawsonia inermis

Botanical Name Lawsonia inermis
Common Name Heena
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lawsonia
Species: inermis
Part used Leaves and Seeds
Medicinal Properties Astringent, antihemorrhagic, intestinal antineoplastic, cardio-inhibitory, hypotensive and sedative effects, antidiarrheal, antidysenteric, antifungal.
Medicinal Use Amoebiasis, headache, jaundice, laprosy, induce menstruation, skin diseases and dysentery.
ChemistrySoluble matter, lawsone, 2-hydroxy-1, 4-napthoquinone resin and tannin, gallic acid, glucose, mannitol, fat, resin, mucilage, nepthaquinone, alcohal, ether, trim-ethylamine, high amount of fluorida and silica, sulfur, vitamin c, saponins, fiavenoids and sterols.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatThroughout Rajasthan.
DescriptionMiddle sized shrub with many branches. Leaves: opposite, subsessile, elliptic or broadly lanceolate, acute or obtuse. Flower: Numerous, small, white or rose coloured, fragnent.