Adding herbs to your meal and daily routine helps you get various nutritious benefits of increased blood antioxidant levels and normal functioning of the liver and kidney. Promotes proper digestion and a healthy immune system.
Soapnut(Sapindus laurifolius) is used for curing eczema, treating psoriasis and removing freckles. It serves as an excellent hair tonic and thus, is a popular ingredient in the preparation of Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. The herb is also used for removing lice from the scalp since they have gentle insecticidal properties. The crushed seeds are widely used for making soaps and shampoos. They are antibacterial, antifungal, stomachic and spermicidal.
Regularly washing your skin with soap nuts prevents many skin diseases and makes your skin gentle. The seeds are used in the treatment of hemicrania (migraine). A thick watery solution of soapnut is used for the relief of hysteria and epilepsy.
Soapnuts are a popular alternative to laundry detergent among those trying to live in an environment-friendly style. The fruit has emetic, tonic, astringent and anthelmintic properties that are used for treating asthma. The roots and bark are considered as mild expectorant and demulcent.