Facts about Mehendi you probably didn’t know

Applying Mehendi in body parts has always been an important ritual in most Asian culture. However, today, the use of mehendi is increasing , for different usage , among different groups. Here are some facts, which even the mehendi wearers probably don’t know about mehendi:

Medical Properties

According to Ayurveda, henna or mehendi is  used to cure skin diseases and hair ailments. It is also said to have high antiseptic and cooling properties. It also enhances the general health of the body and improves blood circulation.


Protection from Evil Eyes

In some culture, mehendi is believed to  ward off the evil eyes.

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Mehendi is made from dried Mehendi Leaves

Mehendi is a dye that is prepared from dried Mehendi Leaves. The Mehendi plant grows as a tall shrub and usually is found in places with moderate climate.


Stain fingers of Pharaohs

Mehendi was used to stain the fingers and toes of Pharaohs in Egypt, prior to mummification.


Henna therapy for cancer patients

Some artists based in Canada have formed a community named Henna Heals that creates beautiful flowering henna crown tattoos for women who have lost their hair to cancer and chemotherapy.


Attract Good Energy

The beautiful patterns of Mehendi is believed to attract good energy and promote fertility . This is also one of the reasons why Mehendi is applied to the brides.

Strengthening Bonds

During weddings it is not just the bride who applies the Mehendi. A day or two is separated before the wedding day where the bride, all female members and even the bride groom decorate their hands and feet with Mehendi. Family members and friends get together and enjoy the Mehendi rituals together which strengthens the bond between them.


So, now you know, there are just and just good points about Henna/Mehendi. So, clad yourself with intricate designs of this herb this Shrawan and throughout the year.