Reetha Benefits & Uses
- 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 herb is also used in the treatment of extra salvation, migraine, epilepsy and chlorosis.
- The jewelers in India use this plant to bring back the lost brightness of ornaments made of precious metals like gold, silver, etc.
- Reetha is also used for removing lice from the scalp, as it has gentle insecticidal properties.
- 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.
- 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.
Directions for Use
Apply 2-5 ml on wet hair, massage gently for 1 minute and then rinse with water. For external use only.
200 ml. bottle.
Reetha (Sapindus trifoliatus) – The nutshell of the reetha contains saponin, which acts like soap and gives a foamy lather when it comes into contact with water, and gives a foamy lather, thus making it a chemical-free cleanser for the hair. Reetha is also known to fight dandruff, prevents occurrence of lice and keeps hair tangle-free. Reetha, particularly, is a boon for people with sensitive skin, who are allergic towards chemicals in the shampoo.