Soap nuts essentially are not really nuts, but berries that grow on Sapindus Mukorossi tree, found in India and Nepal. These berries have a cleaning agent called saponin on their outer shells. It works as a surfactant that helps target stains and dirt from your clothes and wash them away.
The soapy texture of the Soapnut helps your hair to have a clean wash along with absorbing the enrichment. Over regular use, your hair gets smoother and achieves a long-lasting shine. It imparts Vitamin A, D, E and K to the hair roots, thereby nourishing the scalp and the hair follicles.
If you have the trouble of lice, Reetha is the one solution. With its insecticide properties, it can easily kill the lice without damaging the scalp. Reetha is trusted to cure and prevent bacterial infections and dandruff.
It gives a soft and smooth texture to the hair strands and helps tame dry and frizzy hair. It acts as a natural shampoo cum conditioner.
Soap Nuts helps easily detangle hair thereby making your hair ready for any hairstyle.
It is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic treatments to asthma, hysteria, epilepsy. Soap nut is also known to inhibit the growth of tumours, which thereby keeps you away from the risk of cancer.
Soap nut uses its anti-inflammatory properties to help in case of joint pains and oedema. It increases your immune system, by preventing the growth of pathogens in the intestines and also keeps a check on the cholesterol levels.
Soap nut can work as a natural shampoo and nourish your hair in a way that makes it glossy, voluptuous and silky. The vitamins provided by soap nut provide nourishment to hair which helps it get rid of dryness and make your hair silky and smooth.
Dandruff is a scalp infection caused by the growth of a fungus on your scalp. Soap nut’s cleaning and washing properties provide thorough natural cleansing of your scalp and regular usage rids you of dandruff.
Soap nut is rich in Vitamin A and D which foster hair growth. The nutrients present in soap nut provide strength to the roots of your hair which helps them to grow longer. Vitamins A and D help create new follicles, and Vitamin A assists in the production of appropriate amounts of sebum to nourish the hair.
Soap nut and henna make an excellent conditioner for your hair. When used together, they give moisturization to hair and thus, prevent dryness and frizz.
The lathering tendency of soap nut makes it an ideal treatment for scalp problems like dandruff, hair fall, split ends, etc. Scalp problems are treated by soap nut by the vitamins A, C and D present in it. These nourish the cleansed scalp and prevent scalp diseases from reiterating.
The essence of saponins in reetha works well as an excellent cleanser and is used as an alternative for soap and face wash. It is suitable for all types of skin, blending reetha with besan flour improves the skin sustenance and glow. The potent moisturizing property of the soap nuts keeps the skin well hydrated, prevents drying of the skin and making the skin look radiant and supple.
The strong anti-venom property of this wonder herb is beneficial in removing the snake and scorpion venom from the victims. Powder kernel of reetha plant and mix with jaggery in equal quantities consume it to reverse the adverse effect of poison.
Reetha powder works well as an effective natural cure for easing the symptoms of asthma due to its powerful emetic, astringent and anthelmintic properties. Patients suffering from asthma can inhale the smell of ground reetha powder for instant relief. In addition, fruit, bark and roots of reetha work as a potent demulcent and as a mild expectorant.
The strong anti-inflammatory property of reetha is valuable in alleviating joint and muscle pain and lessen oedema. Reetha powder is also effective in treating dental disorders. Moreover, the goodness of antioxidants in reetha lowers the risk of chronic diseases, strengthen the immune system and inhibits the growth of pathogens like E. coli and salmonella.
How To Use
In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of Amla, Reetha, and Shikakai powder along with 2 tablespoons of curd. Mix both the ingredients well and add a few drops of Olive Oil as well. After mixing all the ingredients together add some water to create a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Once it dries up wash it off with lukewarm water.