- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Benefits and medicinal properties of Henna.
Henna is famous for its cosmetic use, but also has some interesting medicinal properties. Henna has healing properties as emmenagogue, astringent, digestive, antiseptic, antimicrobial, fungicidal, analgesic, antiinflammatory, etc.
The henna shrub is used to:
- Treat diarrhea.
- Helping in infectious diseases.
- Treat gastrointestinal ulcers.
- Treat headache.
- Treat sore throat.
- Treat the pain from arthritis.
- Lower the fever.
- Treat jaundice.
- Treat cough.
- Treat bronchitis.
Henna powder is indicated for the following conditions:
- Skin problems.
- Hair loss and capillary fragility.
- Fungal skin and nails.
- Liver disorders.
Henna therefore can be consumed orally or topically, depending on the pathology that wishes to solve.
It is often used topically more that consuming an infusion. This shrub is not toxic but as every plant, must be consumed with caution to avoid possible adverse effects. Pregnant women should not consume this plant, nor should consume mothers who are in the breastfeeding period.
Before using any home remedies with herbs, consult with the doctor to recommend a dose and time of treatment for each case.