Common Name: Chinese Soapberry, Washnut
Botanical Name: Sapindus mukorossi
Active Agents: Saponins, alkaloids
Uses of Reetha
Dandruff: Boil nuts to a very thick concentrate and use it as shampoo after the liquid cools.
Skin Ailments: Reetha can help in psoriasis and eczema when used as a wash. Mix soapnut powder and chick pea flour and use as a face wash. You can use with a few drops of geranium, tea tree or sandalwood oil to heal infections.