Soapnuts are also known as washing nuts, soapberries or reetha. This is one of the most popular herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Soapnuts are reusable, cheap, eco – friendly and all – natural. When the soapnut comes in a contact with water, then it creates mild suds which resemble soap. This is a reason why it is used for variety of purposes, such as making ornaments shine and washing clothes. The scientific name of soapnut is Sapindus mukorossi. It belongs to the Sapindaceae family. Its origins are from tropical areas of Nepal, China and India. Soapnuts have been used to make natural hair care products for so many years. It is rich in saponin which makes your hair lustrous, shiny and healthy when it is used on regular basis. This is a reason why people who have sensitive skin choose soapnuts. The soapnut is a deciduous plant which grows up to a height of 20 m. This plant is found in abundance in places which receive 150 – 200 cm of rainfall each year. It can be cultivated only on clay soil. Soapnut does not cause any damage to fabrics. It is absolutely odorless and it is hypoallergenic. This is a reason why it used as a cleaning agent. You should prevent your eyes to come in direct contact with soapnuts because they have insecticidal properties which can cause swollen eyes and allergies. If the sopanut remains unused for 72 hours, then you should throw it right away. If you have itching, rashes or any other problem on your hair or skin, then you should stop using soapnut. Here are some health benefits of soapnuts:
Soapnuts cures hysteria, epilepsy and asthma
You can use a thick watery solution of soapnut to get a relief from epilepsy and hysteria. Also it has anti – helminitic, astringent, tonic and emetic properties which can be used as a treatment for asthma. The bark and root of soapnut tree are considered as demulcent and mild expectorant.
Soapnuts heals psoriasis and eczema
Soapnut is rich in minerals. It can be used as a natural treatment for many skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and also to remove freckles. Also soapnut has mild insecticidal properties.
Prevents tumor cell growth
There are some studies in which are said that soapnut can help to inhibit the tumor cell growth in human body.
Soapnuts helps in preventing bad habits
Soapnuts are given to regular smokers because they can help them to have fewer cravings for tobacco and related products. Soapnuts are used to treat extra salivation problems and migraine.
Eject out infectious poison
Soapnuts have anti – venom properties. It can help to eject out the scorpion, snake and other infectious poison from people.
Prevent split ends
You can wash your hair with soapnuts because you will notice that your hair is lot more tangles free when it is compared with a chemically shampoo. Also you will notice that it will reduce split ends.
Prevents dry hair
Soapnuts are totally natural and they can be used on daily basis. You can apply it to your hair and your hair will not get dry.
Works as a hair conditioner
Soapnuts are used as a hair conditioner because they are effective for hair growth. It can protect your hair from all the dryness and fuzziness and it can help you to completely avoid the dull hair look. Soapnut is good for your hair because it has anti – fungal and anti – bacterial properties which can keep infections at bay.
Soapnuts prevents many skin diseases
Soapnut is 100% natural product. You should wash your skin regularly with the soapnut because it can help to prevent many diseases.
Soapnuts are allergy free and this is a reason why they are good for skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Also they are good for babies.
Soapnuts boost your complexion
You can apply the soapnut on your skin instead of soap because it has gentle effects on skin. It can help you to rid of blackheads and pimples. Also it is giving a shinier face complexion.
Soapnuts works as a cleanser
Soapnut is excellent cleanse and it can be used as a substitute for soap. It has cool and vital effects on the skin from its very first day of use. It will make your skin soft and it will prevent it from drying.