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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 17, 2002 at 13:29:20:

In reply to: Re: view from india posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 17, 2002 at 12:30:22:

: : confirmed that many packaged mehndi powders coming out of india are
: : only 20-40% actual henna powder and when i was at the street bazaar

Among other possiblities:

Sharma, Satish Kumar
Author Address Aravalli Afforestation Project, Jhadol, Dist. Udaipur, Pin 313
702, India.
Use of Lindenbergia muraria leaves and Impatiens balsamina flowers as
a substitute for henna.
Appears In Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 95(1) April 1998.
Concept Codes * Economic Botany, General
Major Concepts Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Botany.
Biosystematic Code 25620 26755.
Taxonomic Categories Balsaminaceae. Scrophulariaceae.
Balsaminaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae;
Scrophulariaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae.
Impatiens-balsamina (Balsaminaceae): henna substitute;
Lindenbergia-muraria (Scrophulariaceae): henna substitute.
Angiosperms; Dicots; Plants; Spermatophytes; Vascular Plants..
83-72-7: HENNA.
Parts & Structures flowers. leaves.

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