Where do soapnuts come from?

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Where do soapnuts come from? Soapnuts, also known as soapberries, washing nuts, and washberries, are from the Sapindus Genus. This plant, which is a tree, grows a fruit whose pulp is used to make soap. It's name Sapindus means 'saponis' for soap and indicus for 'of India'.

The soapnuts are often referred to as drupes, which contain saponins which is a surfactant, which is what soap is. The native peoples of Asia and North America have used these berries for washing for thousands of years. The saponins, when dissolved in water, create mild suds, very much like soap, yet strong enough to be a detergent for clothes and laundry. It's abilities include removing dirt, dissolving oils, and leaving a clean scent. This natural soap can also be used for cleaning all surfaces.

Historically, these berries have been in folk remedies for nausea, contraception (as a spermicide), excessive salivation, epilepsy, migraines, and chlorosis, although there is to date no scientific proof of this. Yet, they do have some anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and as a spermicide it has less irritation than the chemical counterparts.

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Ayurveda has considered soapnuts as part of its list of herbs and minerals as a therapeutic treatment, and often found in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. Ayurvedic medicine also uses these soapberries as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and skin spots. It's gentle insecticidal properties have been used as a great alternative to chemical anti-lice shampoos.

Soap nuts reviews are all stating that this amazing plant is 100% natural, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, economical, and can seriously replace those chemical and synthetic detergents we presently use.

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