AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Lawsonia inermis essential oil
Plant Name
: Henna
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


The timing depends on the crop of henna being used. Essential oils with high levels of monoterpene alcohols, such as tea tree, cajeput, or lavender, will improve skin stain characteristics.


1. Oyedeji, Adebola O., Olusegun Ekundayo, and Wilfried A. Koenig. "Essential oil composition of Lawsonia inermis L. leaves from Nigeria." Journal of Essential Oil Research 17.4 (2005): 403-404.

2. Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, and Suaib Luqman. "Lawsonia inermis (L.): A Perspective on Anticancer potential of mehndi/henna." Biomedical Research and Therapy 1.4 (2014): 112-120.

3. Rahmat, Asmah, et al. "Chemical constituents, antioxidant activity and cytotoxic effects of essential oil from Strobilanthes crispus and Lawsonia inermis." Journal of Biological Sciences 6.6 (2006): 1005-1010.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Ethyl Hexadecanoate 24.4
2(E)-Methyl Cinnamate 11.4

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