The cultivation area for henna in this province is 20 hectares, with the average production of two tonnes of leaves per hectare. Masoud Gorgij also noted, “The majority of the cultivation is in the villages of Shamil, Ghale Qazi and Takht of Bandar Abbas County.”
In compliance with economizing the agriculture sector, Hormozgan Agriculture Jihad Organization has prioritized the medicinal plants development.
The manager of Horticultural Affairs of Hormozgan Agriculture Jihad Organization said, “The cultivation area for henna in this province is 20 hectares, with the average production of two tonnes of leaves per hectare.”
Masoud Gorgij also noted, “The majority of the cultivation is in the villages of Shamil, Ghale Qazi and Takht of Bandar Abbas County.”
This official further noted, “The harvest of henna takes place biannually, the first of which is in July, summer heat henna, with thick leaves and lighter hues, and the second harvest in winter, with darker hues.
Referring to the compatibility of this species with the climate of Hormozgan province, and its resistance to little water, Gorgij stated, “Henna cultivation development is in the agenda for the purpose of economizing the agricultural sector, providing employment as well as optimizing water and soil resources.”
He said, “The produced crop is exported not only to the provincial markets but also to the countries of Persian Gulf region.”
Gorgij added, “Due to the maritime boundaries between Hormozgan province and the Persian Gulf countries, this crop can play a considerable role in the development of non-oil exports and be effective in sustainable employment in villages.”
Henna with its scientific name of Lawsonia inermis, has long been known as a dye and among the oldest cosmetic compounds in the world.