More than just a temporary tattoo.
Henna is a medicinal herb whose healing properties are relaxing, antipathetic (cooling), antiseptic, astringent and anti fungal. It can relieve headaches and has been used for skin complaints. The fragrance of henna is considered to be an aphrodisiac and the perfume made from henna flowers is highly prized.
Henna painting is a wonderfully relaxing and luxurious process which has been performed for more then 1000 years in many cultures. Not only India but North Africa the Middle East and parts of Europe all have a history of henna use.
Henna is most often used in times of transition such as birth, marriage and coming of age in order to offer protection, prosperity, purification and luck.