Buxus/ Katam hair dye


Buxus/ Katam hair dye

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Buxus dioica Forssk.

Arabic name(s)

Katam

English name(s)

Buxus/ Katam Hair Dye

Order

Buxales

Family

Buxaceae

Genus

Buxus L.

Species

Buxus dioica Forssk.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Katam is an evergreen shrub or small tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Katam is a plant that originally grows in valleys of Yemen. Also, it distributes in the tropical areas of Asia and Africa.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by AbuDharr: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) said: “The best things with which grey hair are changed are henna and katam.” Sunan Abu-Dawud, combing the hair book.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References