Did you know that Henna has countless benefits for your hair? In Saudi Arabia Henna is well known as a form of hair treatment and you will find most herbalists are well stocked with Henna powder ready to dole out by the kilo! Here is one of the many ways Henna is used on hair.
Whether you are preparing for your trip to Makkah or relaxing after it, here are our top ten tips to get the best out of your time in Madinah.
There are two types of mint available for purchase in Madina; Hasawi mint also known as Madany Mint and Maghrebiy mint. Hasawi mint is peppermint and Maghrebiy mint is spearmint. The famous mint of Madina is indeed the fragrant Hasawi/Madaniy Mint. This mint is not available anywhere else in Saudi.
The rose is used in numerous contexts be it, culinary, cosmetic or decorative. You will rarely find a special occasion in Madina that has not used these rose petals a confetti. Huge garlands are sometimes made and placed around the neck of the guest of honor and in vases around the venue. The fragrant smell is a pleasure to experience and remember all your special moments by!
In many cultures, the Sidr plant is known for its benefits to the scalp, hair growth and hair health. It has many antibacterial properties and can be used as face or even mouth wash! In Saudi Arabia Sidr leaves are traditionally used as a hair mask and shampoo.
Some of the herbs and other natural treatments mentioned in the Quraan and Sunnah have been used traditionally for thousands of years. It is now, as we look towards a more holistic approach to health, that modern-day scientists are discovering more and more the benefits of many of the traditional treatments of the past.