Sanskrit name: Raktabeeja, Arishtaka, Reetha
Botanical name: Sapindus mukorossi
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, BItter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Soap Nuts or Soap Berries are frequently used to prepare various Ayurvedic products which are used in our day to day life. It is highly rich in Saponin, which makes it a potent disinfectant. Common Folks in India used these berries for different washing purpose, as it yields a soapy foam when soaked in water. It has antimicrobial activity and acts as a natural soap, which is helpful in treating skin ailments and allergies. Therefore, it is widely used to make shampoos and soaps. The Soap Nuts liquid can be an organic substitute to all your washing needs.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.