Alkaline Plant Based Diet
Alkaline Plant Based Diet
Menu

Is Henna Safe? Yes And No

By | September 14th, 2018 | Modified - September 14th, 2018
Is Henna Safe? Yes And No
Is Henna Safe? Yes And No

What is Henna?

Henna is a pigment dye. Producers extract it from the leaves the Lawsonia inermis shrub or tree.  People also know the tree as the Egyptian privet, henna tree, mehendi plant, and hina.

Women in India have traditionally use henna to make temporary hand tattoos. The dye is a naturally light orange to a red, depending on how long a person applies it to the skin.

Is Henna Safe?

In its natural state henna is safe to use. Newer practices that make henna have a darker red color and now a black color have introduced toxic properties.

It is common to add lead and or mercury to commercial henna products to give it a stronger red color. Producers also add paraphenylenediamine (PPD) to natural henna, which turns it into black henna.

PPD is a coal-tar derivative that can cause blistering and scarring.

Unfortunately, you must scrutinize the products you buy. Producers often contaminate natural henna with toxic additives.

On another note:

Learn more about health and vitality supporting foods on the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide. »

ADVERTISEMENT - Why do I see this?
Alklaine Plant Based Diet
Alklaine Plant Based Diet

About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
JOIN US
Subscribe: Follow Natural Life Energy Youtube Follow Instagram Follow Pinterest Follow Twitter Follow Linkedin Follow