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Soapnut Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Sapindus Mukorossi, Sapindus Trifoliatus
Hindi Name
Ritha, Aritha, Dodan,

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Soapnut Cures

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Action of Soapnut

Nutrients in Soapnut

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Parts Used

Soapnuts, Soapnut Shells, Soapnut Shells Powder, Fruit, Root,Leaf, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Soapnut

Avoid contact with eyes.
Avoid during pregnancy as it may lead to abortion.
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Soapnut is a medium sized tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in temperate, tropical climates.
It grows up to 20 M.
Best used for hairs.
It is used to prepare shampoos and detergents.
It is used for removing lice from the scalp.


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Materia Medica for Soapnut

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Soapnut for Skin

Take some dried Soapnuts. Boil in water. Apply lukewarm on the affected part.
OR : Powder some dried Soapnuts. Add water to make a thin paste. Keep till it becomes thick. Apply on the affected part for half an hour twice a day.

Soapnut for Dandruff

Soak Soapnuts in water for a night. Crush them in the same water in the morning. Wash your Hair and scalp with it once a week.

Soapnut ( Ritha ) for Baldness

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons Soapnut ( Ritha ) powder in a glass of water. Stir it well. Wash your scalp with this water to promote hair growth.
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Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 6

Soak Indian Gooseberry, Soapnut seeds ( Ritha ) and pods of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) in 3 cups of water for a night. Grind it. Use it as shampoo.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 16

Soak 5 to 6 Soapnut ( Ritha ) in one glass of water at night. Next morning, Mash the material and strain. Wash hair with this water.
After do this-
Rinse hair with Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) decoction.
This formula prevents hair fall and dandruff also.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 17

Soak Roselle leaves and Soapnut overnight. Grind them in the morning. Apply it on your Scalp. Wash after 5 hours.
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Anitha ( India )
10 Dec 2017
I love to use soapnut powder for my hair... But i am allergic to it... Whenever its near me... Wheezing problem will get started... I am using using once a week regularly though.. The problem is I dont want to get sick and i also dont want my hair to ruin by using chemicals... Please suggest sone remedies for this wheezing problem
14 Oct 2018
Apply some vaseline, petrolium jelly or some oil inside ur nostrils bjust before handling soapnuts. It will help u in combating sneezing problem.
Satish Vaid ( India )
08 Mar 2018
can we use sathritha (sapindus trifiliatus ) for oral care
25 Dec 2018
Satyanarayan ( Telangana )
07 May 2020
Can we using soap nuts for children's hair (under 5 years), and any side effects for children's eyes. Please suggest
Bhavesh patel ( India, Gujarat )
05 Jun 2020
Can we eat dry soapnuts powder, is it benificial to eat or hermfull
05 Jun 2020
Dry soapnuts seeds powder is eateval or hearmful
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