Henna is a reddish-brown or reddish-orange dye made from the Old World shrub Lawsonia inermis (family- lythraceae), which produces henna with small pink, red, or white flowers. Henna is used to colour the hair and temporary body art known as mehndi. The dye is extracted from the dried leaf and petioles of the plant. Botanical science journal Deals with complete plants studies. Related journals of Henna Pharmacognosy & Natural Products, Anti Cancer Potency of Henna, Herbal Medicine, Henna. The paste of is made from safe, gentle, natural ingredients. We use fresh henna powder, sugar, lemon juice, and cajeput essential oil. For prenatal art, or those with allergy or other health concerns, we make an even more mild recipe with henna, herbal tea, sugar, and lavender essential oil. Henna. The earliest use of this plant dates back to the Pharaohs in Egypt, some 9,000 years ago.