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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 17, 2002 at 13:33:43:

In reply to: And what might that be? posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 17, 2002 at 13:29:20:

: : : 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

Might be relevant also:

Sharma, Satish Kumar
Author Address Aravalli Afforestation Project, Jhadol 313 702 (F.), District
Udaipur, RAJ, India.
Plants used as henna dye by Bhils of southern Rajasthan.
Appears In Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 23(2) September 15
1999. 257.
Concept Codes * Botany, General and Systematic-Dicotyledones * Social
Biology; Human Ecology * Botany, General and Systematic-General and
Major Concepts Human Ecology (Anthropology). Botany.
Biosystematic Code 25580 25620 25665 26310 26930 86215.
Taxonomic Categories Apocynaceae. Balsaminaceae. Boraginaceae. Lythraceae.
Verbenaceae. Hominidae.
Apocynaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae;
Balsaminaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae;
Boraginaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae;
Hominidae: Primates, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Chordata, Animalia;
Lythraceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae;
Verbenaceae: Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Plantae.
Ehretia laevis (Boraginaceae): dye plant; Holarrhena antidysenterica
(Apocynaceae): dye plant; Impatiens balsamina (Balsaminaceae): dye
plant; Lawsonia inermis (Lythraceae): dye plant; Tectona grandis
(Verbenaceae): dye plant; human (Hominidae): Bhils. Angiosperms;
Animals; Chordates; Dicots; Humans; Mammals; Plants; Primates;
Spermatophytes; Vascular Plants; Vertebrates..
henna dye.
Geopolitical Locations Rajasthan (India, Asia, Oriental region).


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