Latin Name

Sapindus trifoliatus

English Name

Soap nut tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies all three doshas especially Kapha due its emetic properties and Pitta due to its mild laxative properties

Properties and Uses

It has emetic properties so used to induce vomiting, act as cough expectorant, it has mild laxative properties, it induces uterine muscle contraction so used in menstrual disorders, it is effective blood cleanser and used in treatment of skin diseases. When mixed with water and rubbed its fruits produce lot of foam hence they are used to wash hair.

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