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  • n. 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, the colouring principle of henna.


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  • "Henna is typically applied during special occasions like weddings and festivals. It is usually drawn on the palms and feet, where the color will be darkest because the skin contains higher levels of keratin which binds temporarily to lawsone, the colorant of henna."

    - 'The Colorful Art Of Mehndi',, cited 23 Nov 2008.

    November 23, 2008