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Reetha / Soapnut Powder
Tamil Name : Boondi Kottai - பூந்தி கொட்டை
Malayalam Name : Uruvanchi (ഉറുവഞ്ചി)
Hindi Name : Ritha / Reetha /Aritha
Telugu Name : Kumkudukaya
Botanical Name : Sapindus mukorossi
Soapberries are an ancient fruit, leaving some to claim the origin is China, while others state India. Reetha or soap nut is quite a popular natural product which is extensively used in the natural hair care. Reetha is a round wrinkly fruit with a round black hard nut inside. The outer skin is reddish brown in color and is used in the hair care products like shampoos, conditioners etc. Soap nut is also used to deep condition the winter wear in India. Reetha is also antibacterial and antifungal in nature which is why it is good for hair products. Do you know that reetha can be used to make natural homemade conditioners, shampoos and also hair masks? In this article, we will throw some light on how to use reetha for hair but before that let’s know some benefits of using reetha for hair.
Reetha is used as the main ingredient in soaps and shampoos for washing hair, as it is considered good for the health of hair. The trend of washing hair with soapnut (reetha) is still followed in many local households.
The jewelers in India use this plant to bring back the lost brightness of ornaments made of precious metals like gold, silver, etc.
The herb is also used in the treatment of extra salvation, migraine, epilepsy and chlorosis.
It has been placed as a popular herb in the list of herbs and minerals in Ayurveda and is used as an important ingredient in cleansers and shampoos. In addition, it is used for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles.
Reetha is also used for removing lice from the scalp, as it has gentle insecticidal properties.
The plant is known for its antimicrobial properties that are beneficial for septic systems.
It is an important herb that is used in the treatment of contaminated soil. Moreover, it has also been used for washing and bleaching cardamoms, further helping in improving the latter’s color and flavor.
There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology:
All our herbs are Harvested Organically, dried, and pulverized with no chemical interactions ensuring 100% natural herbal powders.
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