As we all know that mehndi is considered to be a good omen. This activity is done to make sure that in the future or in the coming time everything that will happen will surely be good. Nowadays we are using artificial oiled mehndi. It will cause irritation and sometimes on some types of skin it can be harmful and allergenic. But if we go back to our precious past then ladies used to pluck the mehndi leaves from the mehndi tree known as Lawsonia inermis.
This is the English name of mehndi. It is also called henna and also the mignonette tree. There are many benefits of this plant like it is used as a dye, for dry skin, on hairs, and for mehndi design. There are medicated benefits are also there that the smell of mehndi can prevent the bacteria and virus around you which protects and makes your atmosphere virus free.
Importance of Mehndi
- Mehndi plays an important role in Indian festivals and ceremonies for example in Karva Chauth, weddings, and other Indian festivals.
- It is used as an ornament for women and men.
- It is used as medicine worldwide.
- It is used as a conditioner and dye for hairs.
- It is good in hot climates which gives instant cooling effects.
- It helps in lowering the temperature and relaxes headaches, fevers, burned feet, and irritating tempers
Mehndi has become a trend in some regions of the country like in the west. It is used as tattoo ink. People love the mehndi tattoo mostly on the wrist, arms, and shoulders.
History of Mehndi
Mehndi has been introduced in the past Vedic era. People use mehndi for body art and designing. At that time period, mehndi has its own importance as it is used as a medicine and has healing power. Originated in Egypt it is the oldest custom and famous in Asian continental. In India, mehndi was introduced by Mughals in 1200 AD. The mehndi was mostly used by royals in that era. Patterns were made by the artist and beauticians for body art. Also, it was considered the royal hair color of that era. As the ritual/tradition continues in the 21st century too.
How color matters in mehndi design for bridals
If often said to us that the darker the color of the mehndi the more the groom will love the bride. In some parts of the country, it is also connected to the love of the mother-in-law. This tradition also makes the bride nervous about the color of her mehndi.
Various Mehndi Design
There are major 8 types of mehndi design that are famous all over the world – Indian mehndi design, Arabic mehndi design, Pakistani mehndi design, Indi-Arabic mehndi design, Moroccan mehndi design, western/contemporary mehndi design, African mehndi design. The most famous mehndi these days is Arabic mehndi is considered the most trending design for palm art and for birds Indian mehndi design is the best.