In this Article
- What other names is Henna known by?
- What is Henna?
- How does Henna work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Henna.
Henna is considered to be unsafe when taken by mouth. Accidentally swallowing henna requires prompt medical attention. It can cause stomach upset and other side effects.
Henna is considered unsafe for use in children, especially in infants. There have been cases of serious side effects, including blood disorders, when henna was applied to the skin of infants.
Do not use henna if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a disorder known as glucose-6-phosphate deficiency.
- Use of henna in infants with glucose-6-phosphate deficiency has been reported to cause red blood cells to burst (hemolysis).
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