Latin name: Sapindus mukorossi Sapindaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name: Arishta, Phenila
Soap Nut Tree of North India, native to China and Japan, is found in the Himalayas and the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. From being used by jewellers to shine ornaments to being used to wash shawls, Soap Nut Tree of North India has been revered as cleanser. It is also an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners.
Saponin A and C and sapindoside A and B, extracted from the rind of the Soap Nut Tree fruit, exhibits antifungal properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Revered for its cleansing properties, Soap Nut Tree of North India is an important ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. It is added to achieve a rich foam and aroma in herbal shampoos.