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20 Types of dye materials are selected. Most of them are plants, including flowers, fruits and roots. Two are insects. Two types of mineral are used as mordants.

Chinese: 指甲花

English: Henna

Scientific Name: Lawsonia inermis

Part: TBC

Category: Plant


Henna, also known as Lawsonia inermis, is a flowering plant that is native to parts of Asia and Africa. It has been used for centuries as a natural dye for hair, skin, and nails, as well as for its medicinal properties.


The leaves of the henna plant contain a natural pigment called lawsone, which is responsible for its dyeing properties. When the leaves are ground into a powder and mixed with water or other liquids, they release the pigment, which can be applied to the skin or hair to create temporary tattoos or color.


Henna is commonly used in traditional Indian and Middle Eastern cultures for various purposes, such as weddings, festivals, and religious ceremonies. It is also used in modern Western cultures as a form of body art and hair dye.


In addition to its cosmetic uses, henna has been used in traditional medicine for various purposes, such as treating skin conditions, headaches, and digestive problems. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, among other health benefits.


However, it is important to note that henna can cause allergic reactions in some people, especially if it has been mixed with other ingredients or chemicals. It is also important to use pure, natural henna powder that has not been adulterated with other substances.











 1.  Logwood

 2.  Lac bugs

 3.  Comfrey

 4.  Cochineal

 5.  Madder

 6.  Connected shell

 7.  Knotweed

 8.  Huai Mi

 9.  pomegranate peel

10. Wormwood

11. Reseda(Weld)

12. winter green

13. cork

14. onion skin

15. chestnut

16. coconut

17. Hanna

18. five companions

19. black bean coat

20. Viola



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