Re: Fresh Henna Leaves and Color?

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Posted by Sondarya on June 30, 2002 at 03:01:02:

In reply to: Re: Fresh Henna Leaves and Color? posted by Natalie on June 29, 2002 at 18:44:11:

I am sure it is what you bought, I just thought about all the
possibilities. That's why it is good to observe the behavior of
plant's leave. still I have a lot to learn about it and find lots of

: 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
: : think being new is the reason. There are very similar plants
: : like henna and have no color at all. Even Blue berry bush leaves
: look
: : like henna leaves. It doesn't mean you will throw the plant. We
: : would like to know more . Keep this plant for experiment and lets
: see
: : what happens next year.
: : : I crushed a few fresh henna leaves that had fallen off the
: : : 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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