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What is mehndi? also explain.

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Asked by nimmi, 18 Dec '07 10:57 pm
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Henna or Hina ( als known as Mahndi) (Lawsonia inermis, syn. L. alba) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia in semi-arid zones. Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 26 m high. It is glabrous, multibranched with spine tipped branchlets. Leaves are opposite, entire, glabrous, sub-sessile, elliptical, and broadly lanceolate (1.55.0 cm x 0.52 cm), acuminate, having depressed veins on the dorsal surface. During the onset of precipitation intervals, the plant grows rapidly; putting out new shoots, then growth slows. The leaves gradually yellow and fall during prolonged dry or cool intervals. Henna flowers have four sepals and a 2 mm calyx tube with 3 mm spread lobes. Petals are obvate, white or red stamens inserted in pairs on the rim of the calyx tube. Ovary is four celled, style up to 5 mm long and erect. Fruits are small, brownish capsules, 4 ...more
Answered by Sheetal Kaur, 19 Dec '07 01:54 am

 
  
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Godrej Nupur
Answered by Ritika, 18 Dec '07 10:57 pm

 
  
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nimmi i think deler what u think u dont know so sad
Answered by santosh, 18 Dec '07 11:00 pm

 
  
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jo haath lal karde
Answered by myshade, 18 Dec '07 10:58 pm

 
  
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usually our elders are used which is natural over the hand before the festivals and functions. It is also best medicine now a days it turn in artificial which become the fashion.
Answered by K.Ravi Kanth, 18 Dec '07 11:01 pm

 
  
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Rani Mukhrjee first movie :-)))
Answered by MASTERMIND, 18 Dec '07 10:59 pm

 
  
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