Starwest Botanicals, Henna, Black, 1 lb Powder
UPC Code: 767963013415
Botanical Name: Indigofera tinctoria
Common Names: Indigo, Pigmentum Indicum
Henna is best known as an ingredient in many hair care products and as a natural hair dye; it is used in certain types of shampoos and rinses to give hair reddish highlights. The henna plant itself is native to the world's tropical zones as are so many wildcrafted herbs, particularly those of Africa and Australia. Henna belongs to a botanical family of organic bulk herbs called lythraceae, which includes other herbs like myrtles and interestingly enough, the pomegranate tree.
Henna granules are used in some cultures for body-art and tatoos; dried henna leaf is ground into a powder and made into a paste and applied to the skin directly. Once it dries, the henna paste falls away from the skin surface, leaving a stain on the skin. Archaeological evidence shows that such use of henna was common to virtually all Mediterranean cultures from the Levant to Iberia for several thousand years. Among all three Abrahamic faiths, holidays including Eid, Diwali, Purin and even Pesach are celebrated with the application of henna. Most North African countries still have a thriving organic henna industry.
Our black henna powder is all-natural indigofera tinctoria and does not contain PPD (p-Phenylenediamine - a chemical typically found in "black henna" sold in the tattoo industry)
1 lb Powder in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Henna, Black Powder (Indigofera tinctoria)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
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