Latin name: Sapindus trifoliatus
Sanskrit/Indian name: Arishta, Phenila
Soap Nut Tree of South India is a deciduous tree commonly found in the Southern states of India. Due to its astringent, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it is used to treat skin and scalp disorders.
The pericarp of Soap Nut Tree of South India contains two new triterpenoid saponins, emarginatoside-B and emarginatoside-C, which possess tonic and astringent properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Soap Nut Tree of South India is an excellent hair tonic and thus, is a popular ingredient in the preparation of Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. It is beneficial in the treatment of skin and scalp disorders like psoriasis, eczema and dandruff.