Common names: Henna, Hina, Mignonette tree, Egyptian privet.
It is used in jaundice, leucorrhoea, shoulder pain, burning sensation in body, dandruff and insomnia.
Leaves are elliptical, lanceolate, acuminate at the top and are sub-sessiled; 3-5 cm long and about 1 cm wide.
Flowers are white, small, borne on terminal inflorescence. Petals 6. Flowers bloom from late summer to autumn.
Fruits are small, granular, deep purple or black-colored when ripe. Seeds are numerous, smooth, pyramidal.
In Indian subcontinent including Bangladesh, many women color their palms and foot with crushed leaves in social occasions, especially in Eid-days and marriage ceremony. Many people, particularly the old…