Re: What exactly are terps doing?

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Posted by Paul on August 9, 2002 at 18:01:22:

In reply to: Re: What exactly are terps doing? posted by Cartwright Cartwright Jones on August 9, 2002 at 14:17:03:

: There isn't just one dye molecule in henna, according to one paper I
: read.

Aha. That would definitely help explain the variations in color and
performance among different kinds/crops of henna. Is the paper you
referred to available online? Thanks in advance.

: I suspect that there are more fragile molecules in
: the spring crops, that aren't in the later crops...

Care to elaborate, Catherine? I remember seeing material somewhere
(on your site, perhaps?) that described differences in henna powder
from crops grown at different times of the year, but I'm afraid my
memory is fuzzy on this. Were you saying that spring conditions are
mild enough to prevent damage to fragile molecules, but "harsher"
summer conditions might serve to break down such molecules/compounds?

Thanks. Interesting post.


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