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We have all become more conscience of protecting our skin from the strong UVA and UVB rays that can cause cancer. We search out the best sunscreens, wear big hats and longer sleeves. But did you know that Henna is a major ally in our fight against cancer? Please click here to view research journals on henna’s antimicrobial properties and its use in other conditions, disease and illnesses.
Aside from henna being a natural sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection, it has also been found to be an excellent preventative for cancer. It has been found that topical application of henna has been found to decreased tumor incident rate down by 70% and multiplicity of a tumor by 40%.
Chemotherapy is a must for many to survive cancer, however this treatment brings along with it many side effects, one of them being Hand and foot syndrome (HFS). This is when your hands and feet burn, and feel so hot you can barely function. Henna, once applied to the skin, cools the body down significantly and removes the burning sensation within minutes. Giving much relief to the person affected by HFS.
Once chemotherapy is complete, patients are left exhausted, self conscience and hairless. Henna applied to the scalp feels good, looks beautiful and helps therapy by lifting the spirit. The beautiful swirls over the scalp lift self esteem and act as a reminder of triumph. This is safe and fun for all ages, children enjoy this the most as they usually feel the most conscience of the side effects of chemotherapy.
I am listing a few articles that support the information listed above. Most are from medical journals. To have henna at your cancer fundraising event please contact me at 505-209-5665
Henna is a wonderful cosmetic agent for conditioning, moisturizing and strengthening the hair, nails and skin. Aside from this, this magical plant (from seeds to flowers) exhibits several medicinal properties and hence used for the treatment of various ailments.
The dying properties of Henna leaves comes from a chemical known as Lawsone. However, aside from this, it contains chemicals like mannitol, tannic acid, mucilage, flavanoid, terpenoid, steroid, cardiac, glycosidegallic acid and andnapthaquinone.
In lay man terms, this plant is an astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, cosmetic, coagulant, anti-hemorrhagic, anti-neoplastic, cardio-inhibitory, hypotensive, UVA and UVB screening agent and also has sedative properties.
The most common medicinal uses are:
- Rheumatic, Arthritic and Muscular pains.
- Jaundice and several Liver Disorders (inflamed liver)
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sunstroke/Heatstroke, sunburn, burns, boils, heat rash
- Athletes foot
- Head lice (even very severe cases)
- Inflammation and bruising such as from chemotherapy treatments and leprosy
- Sore Throat
- Typhoid and Hemorrhages
- Excessive and heavy menstrual bleeding
- Leucorrhea or excessive white discharges
- Candida or Yeast Infections
- Sedative and Aphrodisiac
Its recorded use of 5000 years has been primarily as a medicine, only recently( approx: 1500 years) has it turned into an art form and become popular for its cosmetic graces.