Soapnut also known as reetha, soap berries or washing nuts is one of the most popular and sustainable cleaning herbs in Ayurveda. Soap nut comes from the Soapnut Tree, The tree produces the small black berry, that are deseeded and the shell is dried prior to use.
Soap nut is a natural, eco-friendly, cheap, and reusable hair care product. When soap nut comes in contact with water, it creates mild suds that resemble soap. Soap nut is used for a variety of purposes, from washing clothes to making ornaments shine and also for medicine purposes.
Soapnut or Reetha is a versatile medicinal herb. It is used for treating skin diseases and psychiatric disorders, Because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, its powder is applied externally to treat boils, scorpion bite, itching lesions.
Reetha is used as the main ingredient in soaps and shampoos for washing hair.
Reetha powder is still readily used widely to wash hair. It kills lice, prevents dandruff.
This plant is rich in saponin, which makes your hair healthy, shiny, and lustrous when used regularly. Soapnuts has been a popular choice for many people who have sensitive skin.