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.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: Henna is considered UNSAFE for use in children, especially in infants. There have been cases of serious side effects when henna was applied to the skin of infants.
Infants with a condition called glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency are at especially high risk. Putting henna on the skin of these infants can cause their red blood cells to burst.
Pregnancy or breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take henna by mouth if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it might cause a miscarriage. It's also UNSAFE to take henna if you are breast-feeding.
Henna allergy: If you are allergic to henna, avoid contact.
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