Re: Fresh Henna Leaves and Color?

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Posted by Natalie on June 29, 2002 at 18:44:11:

In reply to: Re: Fresh Henna Leaves and Color? posted by Sondarya on June 29, 2002 at 15:16:21:

This should be henna. I purchased it from (whom I have
ordered from for years and been very happy with their seeds) and it
was labeled as henna Lawsonia Intermis (sp). It looks exactly like
the plants on Catherine Cartright Jone's page.

: Henna is harvest twice a year and the same bush grows back. I don't
: think being new is the reason. There are very similar plants look
: like henna and have no color at all. Even Blue berry bush leaves
: like henna leaves. It doesn't mean you will throw the plant. We all
: would like to know more . Keep this plant for experiment and lets
: what happens next year.
: : I crushed a few fresh henna leaves that had fallen off the little
: : plants with some lime juice but there was no red dye.
: : Does henna have to mature before the dye is produced?


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