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Henna body painting is an ancient art dating back thousands of years. Henna is probably the most widely used cosmetic of all times. The earliest evidence of henna dates back to around 1200 BC when the Egyptians were known to color their fingernails and hair. The tradition then spread to the Middle East, India and other South East Asian countries.
Henna tradition spans many countries and religions, but the design details vary from culture to culture. Generally, Indian designs are made up of finely drawn paisley and floral patterns, Arabic concentrate on larger floral motifs and African designs include bold geometric shapes.
Painting henna designs on the hands & feet is a long-established practice in India-- where the art form is called Mehndi. The mehndi craze sprang up a few years ago after Madonna had her hands elaborately decorated for her pop video Frozen. Overnight, henna body art went from an oriental cultural tradition to a global business and tourist pursuit.
Uses of Henna
Henna as a Healer
In all the hot countries, henna has been used as a cooling agent to relieve people from the scotching heat. It cures headache and is also known to calm the nerves and bring health and beauty to the person. It is also believed to destroy any evil eye and bring heath and joy to the wearer.
Henna as a conditioner – Henna has been used for hair dyeing and conditioning purposes throughout history