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Latin Names: Sapindus Trifoliatus

English Name: Soapnut-tree of South India

Sanskrit / Indian Name: Reetha, Arishta, Phenila


Cure for: Soapnuts are known as excellent hair tonic and thus are popular ingredient in Ayurveda shampoos and cleansers. They are also used in Ayurvedic medicine for curing eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles. Soap nuts are traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp as they have gentle insecticidal properties.

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