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Mehndi is been used from the ancient times, i.e nearly 5000 years ago. According to many people mehndi is brought to India by the Mughals; however, some are of the view that it originated in India. Mehndi commonly referred to as “heena” is prepared from the leaves of plant called henna it is also known as cypress flower. The word “heena” is extracted from Latin Arabic name for Lawsonia Inermis which is pronounced as “hinna.”

The Henna paste is applied through the medium plastic cone and the paint brush. At times the metal-tipped jacquard bottle that is used for silk painting is also utilized for the mehndi application. In order to create more intense color you can wrap the area were mehndi is applied using plastic, tissue etc. It is removed after three to six hours of application. The henna design can either be pale or dark orange in color. Its color is darkens through the process of oxidation with in 24 to 72 hours. The final color of the mehndi design is reddish brown.

Mehndi is used in several occasions such as the marriages; none of the Indian wedding is complete with put it. The stunning Mehndi designs are must for every wedding ceremony. Though, the styles of mehndi do differ with the different regions they are used in. the most popular types of mehndi design includes the Indian, Pakistani, African as well as Arabic mehndi. Application of henna is also gaining popularity in the west; more and more people are realizing the beauty of the graceful mehndi patterns.

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