Henna is the Arabic name for Pakistani Mehndi — hence is rich in history. Basically, applying Mehndi /Henna is an Arabic custom and has reached sub continent through Mughal invasion during 12th Century AD.
Historically, Henna is rooted from the Egyptian culture where it was a famous art form. It is evident that the Pharaoh’s fingers and toes were stained by Henna, before mummification. The reason behind this strange use was to simplify the recognition process in afterlife.
In the beginning it was only in the use of rich and royal families but with the passage of time it gains popularity among all masses. Now weddings, religious festivals, seasonal celebrations all are happily supplemented with the rich color of Mehndi; without the discrimination of classes.
How Henna paste is derived?
Henna paste is derived from the dried leaf and tem powder of the plant Lawsonia inermis, a small bush 3-4 feet tall, which can grow to 2