Latin name: Acacia sinuata (Lour.), A.concinna DC.
Sanskrit/Indian name: Saptala, Shikakai
Soapnut is used for curing eczema, treating psoriasis and removing freckles.
The fruit has emetic, tonic, astringent and anti-helmintic properties that are used for treating asthma.
The crushed seeds are widely used for making soaps and shampoos. They are antibacterial, antifungul, stomachic and spermicidal.