Ancient Sunrise ® Henna
is Laboratory Certified Pure Henna
The US FDA does not currently approve the use of henna on skin
Use henna ONLY as directed by your physician for a diagnosed condition.
There have been several recent medical studies demonstrating topical henna to be a useful topical therapeutic for several conditions.
If you have been prescribed Xeloda chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer or colon cancer, and your physician has diagnosed Hand-Foot Syndrome as a side effect of this treatment condition, your physician may recommend that you use henna to relieve this side effect (Guzin, 2008).
If your physician has diagnosed, fingernail or toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, head lice, dandruff, burn treatment, diabetic foot treatment, and staphylococcus, your physician may recommend henna as a topical analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, or anti-inflammatory, based on recently published medical research.
Ancient Sunrise ® Mehandi.com and TapDancing Lizard LLC do not diagnose any condition, nor do they prescribe henna for any condition.
reactions to pure henna are very rare, but they do occur. Please
patch test henna before using on a large area. If you
experience itching or wheezing within one day of applying Ancient
Sunrise ® Henna,
rinse the henna off the skin immediately, and consult your physician. Allergic
reactions to pure henna may include itching and hives.
Many people have had an allergic reaction to a ‘black henna temporary tattoo’. ‘Black Henna’ is not pure henna; ‘black henna’ is mixed with para-phenylenediamine, and the allergic reactions to ‘black henna’ are caused by that chemical dye. Pure Ancient Sunrise ® Henna for Therapeutic Use does not contain para-phenylenediamine, and should not cause any problem for people who had allergic reactions to ‘black henna’-. If you have any concerns about a potential allergic reaction to pure henna, consult your physician, and patch test with Ancient Sunrise ® Henna before applying to a large area.
|Here are recently published medical papers investigating the potential of therapeutic use of henna:|
Aboellil, Amany H., and Majdah M. Y. Al-Tuwaijri. 2010. "Effect of some alternative Medicine in Saudi Arabia and some Biological Factors on Candida Albicans" International Journal of Academic Research 2, no. 1: 103-109.
Ahmadian S, Fakhree MA., (2009) Henna (Lawsonia inermis) might be used to prevent mycotic infection. Medical Hypotheses.Oct;73 (4) :629-30.
Arun, P., K. G. Purushotham, Johnsy jayarani J., and Vasantha Kumari. 2010. "In vitro Antibacterial activity and Flavonoid contents of Lawsonia inermis (Henna)." International Journal of PharmTech Research 2, no. 2: 1178-1181.
Bakhotmah, Balkees A., and Hasan A. Alzahrani. 2010. "Self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products in topical treatment of diabetic foot disorders by diabeticpatients in Jeddah, Western Saudi Arabia." BMC Research Notes 3, 254-261.
Berenji, Fariba, Hassan Rakhshandeh, and Homeyra Ebrahimipour. 2010. "In vitro study of the effects of henna extracts (Lawsonia inermis) on Malassezia species." Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 3, no. 3: 125-128.
Muhammad H. S.and Muhammad, S., (2005) The use of Lawsonia inermis linn. (henna) in the management of burn wound infections. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 4 (9), pp. 934-937,
Mutluoğlu M, Uzun G., (2009) Can henna prevent ulceration in diabetic feet at high risk? Experimental Diabetes Reseasrch. 2009:107496.
Nayak B. S., Isitor, G., Davis, E. M., Pillai, G. K., (2007) The evidence based wound healing activity of Lawsonia inermis Linn. Phytotherapy Research Volume 21, Issue 9, pages 827–831, September 2007
Yucel I, Guzin G., 2008, Topical henna for capecitabine induced hand-foot syndrome. Investigational New Drugs. 26 (2) : 189-92. Epub 2007 Sep 21.
Department of Medical Oncology, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun 55139, Turkey.
Capecitabine is a chemotherapeutic drug for use in cancers. Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is side effect of capecitabine which can lead the cessation of the therapy or dose reduction. Henna (Lawsonia inermis) is a traditionally used plant of Middle-East that is applied on hands and feet. Some of cancer patients in capecitabine treatment who developed HFS, we recommended to apply henna. In these patients, six patients were grade 3 HFS and four were grade 2 HFS. Complete response (CR) were seen in four of grade 3 HFS and all of grade 2; two grade 3 HFS improved to grade 1. So far, in the chemotherapy, there was no need of dose reduction and also no side effect of henna seen. Clinical improvement in these patients may relate to anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects of henna.