Soap nuts or Sapindus rarak is a speciesof soapberry. Soap nuts have many benefits for our live. Soapnut can used laundry detergent because soap nuts contains a saponins, whilesaponin cleans cloth by allowing water to enter fabric and removing dirt.
Soap nutsare allergy free and especially good for babies because soap nuts arehypoallergenic. Soap nut also canused for many medicinal uses because soap nuts contain many substances are goodfor body, and soap nuts are herbs and minerals for Ayurveda, Ayurveda isalternative medicinal in Indian. Soap nutsare alternatively chemical detergents which is an allergen freeand alternativemedicinal.
Soap nuts are used for many medicinal uses. According Meena,VN Devi, et al. (2012) soap nut contains a moderate sticky substancecalled saponine sapindoside A, B, C, D, E etc. The shell contains about 4%saponine, 1.2-4%Vitamin C; and also, some Hutin, kaempferol, quercetin and B-sitosterol.
Theseed contains fat and protein; nutlet is eatable and oil squeezable (up to 42%oil inside, which can be good quality lubricant). According by Ariharan (2015) in Asian Journal ofPharmaceutical and Clinical Research soap nuts are herbs and minerals forAyurveda, ancient Indian medical system. In Ayurveda, soap nuts are used asshampoos and cleanser also as medicine.
In scalp treatments soap nuts are usedto treat headlice, dandruff, hairfall, moderate skin problems such as eczemaand psoriasis. It is claimed the fruits are credited with expectorant andemetic properties, it can treat epilepsy, chlorosis and excessive salivation. Soapnuts are alternative traditional medicinal and it safe for body.
Soapnuts is an allergy free according Bhalekar, etal (2017) in Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry soap nuts arehypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic in nature they have shown to be a great help tothose with environmental allergies and skin sensitive. People with allergies in particular willbenefit from the use of soap nuts as clothes which were cleaned with soap nutsdo not irritate the skin. Soapnuts are can used to make a laundry detergent. Accordingby Bhalekar, et al (2017) in Journalof Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry the shell of soap nuts contains saponins about 6-10 % by weight.Saponins is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergent andcleansers. Saponins works as a natural surfactant.
Saponin cleans cloth byallowing water to enter fabric and removing dirt. In Indonesia, soap nuts areused to make a traditional soap for washing clothes, especially batik. Soap nuts are safe for washing woolens and other delicatefabrics. Soap nuts can be reused many times by placing few nuts in cotton bagwith a wash load or make liquid soap nuts. Unlike commercial soaps, detergentfrom soap nuts do not produce lots of bubbles or foam.
Soap nuts is alternativedetergent and safe for environment.Soap nuts or Sapindus rarak is a speciesof soapberry (Mathiarasi,et al, 2017). In Indonesia itis commonly known as lerak or klerek (Pratiwi,2010). Soap nuts are afruit of Sapindus Mukorossi trees. These trees grow in North. Sapindus hasabout five to twelve species of shrubs and small tree which grow in tropicaland warm climate.
Soap nuts have many benefits for our live suchas laundry detergent, allergy free, andcan used for many medicinal uses.NurulHidayatul KhoirBenefits of Soap Nuts