Perhaps improved production for henna?
Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 17, 2002 at 13:21:26:Here's another article I found (one of 3 on the subject of improving
henna yield in Armenia) .... I didn't retrieve it because it's in
Russian. (might have to go back and get it anyway!) The abstract
certainly looks tasty! Higher lawsone content, higher production
levels, not climate dependant? Other articles listed what was in the
aqueous hydroponic solution gave the highest lawsone content and
branching characteristics and what parts of the plant had the highest
MAIRAPETYAN S KH
GROWING VALUABLE PLANTS UNDER OPEN AIR HYDROPONICS IN THE ARMENIAN-SSR
Appears In Biologicheskii Zhurnal Armenii. 33 (10) 10 1981. 1067-1072.
Growing valuable plants under open-air hydroponics in the Armenian
SSR, USSR.Some scarce essential-oil plants (rose, geranium, Citrus,
sorghum, Eugenia, Basilicum, Vetiveria), medicinal plants (Aloe,
Valeriana, Solanum) and dye-bearing plants (Henna) were grown
hydroponically. These are of higher productivity (3-6 times) exceeding
that of soil-grown plants and accumulate valuable raw materials
(essential-oil, alkaloids, dyes).
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