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The leaves of the Egyptian privet, Lawsonia inermis; used as a cosmetic and hair dye.
[Ar. hennā]
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"Earth Science Week 2016 celebrates 'Our Shared Geoheritage,' a concept that has become a rallying cry for geoscience-related efforts worldwide," says Geoff Camphire, AGI's Manager of Outreach.
[Lee] had said to Loudoun Gordon, that she found it useless to make further resistance, and tearing from her breast a gold locket and a camphire bag, she exclaimed, "the charm that has preserved my virtue hitherto is dissolved," (adding, as she threw it away) "now welcome pleasure." (33) The incident was the subject of prints and caricatures, as well as self-exculpatory pamphlets by the parties involved.
Mix them with oil of orrisroot, or the oil of henna plant, or the oil of camphire plant making an ointment that is then spread over the festering rural ulcers.