Soap Nut / Klerek
Soap nuts (sometimes called soap berries) are probably the most sustainable cleaning product on the market.The soap nut comes from the Soapnut Tree (Sapindus mukorossi). The trees produce the small black berry, approximately one inch (2-2.5 cm) in diameter, that are deseeded and the shell is dried prior to use.
Health benefits of Soapnuts
1. Prevents many skin related Diseases
Being a 100% natural, washing your skin frequently with soap nuts can help in preventing many diseases. Although, in comparison, the chemicals in other detergents are absorbed through the skin and also into the blood stream, giving way to plenty of skin diseases. It is quite skin friendly and does not affect the skin.
2. Helps in preventing bad habits
Soapnuts are even given to regular smokers, as they help in giving them less craving for tobacco and related products. This product is also used to treat migraine and extra salivation problems.
3. Heals Psoriasis and Eczema
Ayurveda has ranked soapnut highly in its lists of popular herbs as well as minerals. Moreover, this herb is used for treating a number of skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and also to remove freckles. In addition to this, soapnuts also possesses mild insecticidal attributes.
4. Treats Asthma
Soapnuts are available in various forms and one of it form can help to cure the problem of asthma. It is very important to use this herb for curing asthma. There are various other sources to cure this issue, but soapnuts can prove worth in the process.
5. Stops hair fall
Almost everyone is aware of the benefits of soap nuts for hair. In fact there are numerous shampoos that are enriched with soapnuts. This is a traditional method which importantly reduces the falling of hair. They are also very much useful for the treatment of lice in the scalp."