The hina attar is derived from the mehndi flower through a process of hydro-distillation. Its botanical name is Lawsonia Alba and it has a rich, warm and spicy fragrance.
The hina attar can be used by both men and women and due to its purity it is also used in aromatherapy.
The following ahadith hint at the importance and healing properties of the wonderful hina plant:
Narrated Imam Tirmidhi and (ra) and Imam Baihaqi (ra) in Sahih: ‘That Prophet Mohammad (saw) never suffered from a wound or thorn without applying hina to it’
Prophet Mohammad (saw) said, ‘Hina blossom is the best of the aromatic plants of this world and hereafter’ (Baihaqi)
In a tradition of Imam Bukhari (ra) Sahih a man once came to Prophet Mohammad (saw) and complained of leg cramps. Prophet Mohammad (saw) said, Dye them with hina’
Apart from its delightful aroma, the hina plant provides a plethora of medicinal benefits. It can heal burns, insomnia, small pox, mouth ulcers, skin pimples, itching, skin blisters etc.
Owing to its multiple benefits, it finds its mention in the sacred Islamic text, i.e. the ahadith
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