Herbal Plant Ritha

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Ritha

Botanical name : Sapindus mukorossi
English name :Soapnut
They are a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles. Soap nuts have gentle insecticidal properties and are traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp. Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent which is used to clean clothes. They have become popular as an environmentally friendly alternative to manufactured, chemical detergents. Soap nuts are used by Indian and Indonesian jewelers to remove the tarnish from silver and other precious metals.

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