Re: Have you looked at home grown henna ?

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 24, 2002 at 18:22:24:

In reply to: Have you looked at home grown henna ? posted by Dawn R on August 24, 2002 at 18:08:03:

: When I trimmed my henna tree I dried it and then plucked the leaves
: off of the branch and ground it up. It was finer than some very
: expensive stuff I bought where I lost more than half of it to
: sifting. The only thing I can figure is on the expensive stuff they
: would have had to throw whole branches into the grinder.

Yes, I've checked everything against henna off my own bushes. I
thought that would be a good benchmark for purity. I can also see the
tiny red petiole veins, more solid older leaves with bigger veins,
more tender upper leaves, bark, from my own collection ... so that
helps me determine what I'm seeing in the samples.

I suspect the best stuff is hand picked buds, second best is the upper
trimmings, and the trash when they bail up the whole plant (and some
of the surrounding landscape).


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