SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI (Soap Nut)
USES : Natural Detergent.
The powdered p;ods (known as chikkikkai powder) are the best alternatives to soaps in all cases of skin diseases.
A decoction of the bark is good for cattle suffering form ulcers due to worms infestation aftger calving. it is widely used as a soap to clean hair to head.
Two chief species are : (i) Sapindus trifoliatus (ii)( Sapindus emarginata
It is emetic, purgative and abortifacient so that pregnant women should be avoided to use internally. Tincture of Sapindus is used in Homeopathy.