Henna: Now you Know

Basically, Henna is a flowering plant & commercially cultivated in UAE, Morocco, Yeman, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt  western India, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan.

For centuries,Henna(mehandi) the art of henna painting on the body — has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil. Mehandi is traditionally practiced for wedding ceremonies, during important rites of passage, and in times of joyous celebration. A paste made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant is applied to the skin, and when removed several hours later, leaves beautiful markings on the skin that fade naturally over 1 to 3 weeks.

Henna has been used since the bronze age to dye skin (including body art), hair, fingernails and on hands. Henna has also been used on nails because it also acts as an anti-fungal.
In several parts of the world it is traditionally used in various festivals and celebrations. In fact, Henna is most common & necessary part of the weddings or you can say that every bride is incomplete without Henna. Specially, bridal henna is one of the oldest and most widespread henna traditions.

Henna Manufacturing Process

1. In the initial stage, leaves are procured from farm and thoroughly cleaned, this involves separation of impurities including stem, seeds and stones with the help of a semi automatic sifters and blowers.
2.This involves crushing of henna leaves with the help of automated crushers into a uniform mixture.
3.The crushed leaves are then grinded into a uniform powder, which is then sifted for further refinement
4.Finally the refined henna powder is packed into bags for shipment to clients.

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