Botanical Name : SAPINDUS TRIFOLIATUS
Family Name : SAPINDACEAE
Common Name : SOAPNUT SHELLS, SOAPNUTS POWDER, SMALL SOAPNUTS
Part Used: fruits, Soapnut shells
Habitat : Grows wild in south India
Uses : It is populaly known as Three-leaf Soapberry. It has exactly the same usage as Sapindus Mukurossi and is cheaper from them.
Soap nuts have become popular as an alternative to laundry detergent among those who are trying to live in an environmentally friendly style. A few nuts can be placed in a cotton drawstring bag in with a washload and reused several times until the nuts turn black.