Indian Soap Nuts
Fruits of sapindus can perfectly wash anyPollution, and unlike powders of chemical production, soap nuts do not spoil the fabric. They are safe for delicate fabrics with colored patterns, because the action of nuts is very gentle. When washing sapindus with nuts, the fabrics are softened as if they were washed with an air conditioner rinse. The fruits of sapindus, having antibacterial action, are used when washing dishes, cleaning jewelry, by the way, they can, if desired, and wash their head. In general, not a nut, but a universal soldier of the ecological front.
These striking properties are soap nutsPossess due to the fact that they contain up to 38% of saponites. These are substances from the category of plant glycosides. With stirring and shaking with water, they form a persistent thick foam that is able to dissolve the fat.
No modern hostess, of course, is nowRepresents how she would live without a washing machine with an automatic drive. But importers say that sapindus berries can be used in such automatic machines, only to not scratch the drum, you need to sew nuts in a linen bag.
All of the above does not limit the usefulProperties of soap nuts. The plant is used in the manufacture of certain pharmaceuticals. It is used in cosmetology, in the treatment of skin diseases. And Thai beauties generally treated them for hair loss.
It is not necessary, probably, to say thatSapindovye berries in no way harm the environment and do not poison waste water with harmful elements. Soap nuts - an excellent natural alternative to the usual for us household toxic chemicals.
Indian soap nuts.
At home, Indian nuts are called SoapNut. The word consists of two English words: Nut (Walnut) and Soap (soap). It is also called SoapBerry, which in Anglia means nothing but a "soap berry". Berries of Indian soap trees contain saponites - natural substances that can form a foam. They are completely capable of decomposing under the influence of the environment. That is why soap berries are considered an excellent alternative to washing powders, soaps, synthetic shampoos and other detergents.
Fruits are called "Indian soap nuts"But, nevertheless, they grow not only on the territory of India. They can be found in Pakistan, Nepal, and other countries with a similar climate. By the way, the quality of soap nuts depends not on where they grew, but on the conditions of growing, storing and collecting, and, of course, on the variety.
Soap nuts: how to use them?
When washing. Soap nuts are quite easy to cope withStains from ketchup, grass and other hard-to-excrete substances, but, of course, they can not remove stains from wine and blood. They can not and bleach the thing, so when washing with soap nuts, you will first need to soak the light things in the bleach, and then wash it. The temperature should be about 95 degrees. Strongly soiled fabric can be soaked in salt or soda in cold water.
When washing dishes. Using an extract of soap nuts will helpmake clean dishes with a very greasy coating. It is known that tea and coffee can not be cleaned from mugs, but with the help of soap berries and a regular sponge it will be quite easy to do. It will also be easy to wash any other dishes with any impurities.
Soap berries can be used indish washer. You just need to put 6 shells in the compartment, intended for dishes. Then you can clean the cutlery, as usual. By the way, you do not need to use a rinse aid.
For hygienic purposes. Soap nuts perfectly affect the hair, skin. That is why many cosmetic companies use extracts of soap berries in the composition of their medical cosmetics.
Extracts of soap nuts help to make hairdense, shiny, obedient. And if you use soap berries constantly, you can forget about hair loss and dandruff for a long time. Extract of these nuts can be used in the same way as usual shampoos.
When caring for indoor flora. Extract of soap nuts (variety "Helaplant")You can also spray indoor plants in order to protect them from pests and provide moisture. This extract can also serve as an excellent fertilizer for the earth.
When caring for pets. Nuts of this variety ("Helaplant") can helpcare for and pets. With the help of an extract of soap berries, little animals will forget about allergies to shampoos and parasites. The extract will help to soften the water, and washing will not irritate your living creatures: bathing will be much calmer and more pleasant.
When fighting pests. Saponites have unique properties - theycan destroy pests and insects. Thanks to this, the extract of soap nuts can easily replace any chemical means for disinfection. It can even be used to combat cockroaches and fleas. He will help fight and mosquitoes. You just need to take and spray the product behind the window frame. Going out, you can wipe with this extract, and you will become completely uninteresting for any mosquito. The extract will help garden-lovers: with its help you can declare a real war for pests. They can sprinkle bushes and trees, and no aphids will settle on them.
For treatment. Soap nuts are used as emetic andexpectorant. They help with problems with migraine, chlorosis, epilepsy, salivation. Studies of modern physicians have proved that saponites can stop the development of tumors. Adherents of Ayurveda use nuts in the fight against psoriasis, eczema and ... freckles. Extract of soap berries is included in many cleansers and shampoos. They possess insecticidal properties, which allows, using it, to fight against lice.