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    Reetha | Indian Soapberry

    Ayurvedic classification of Indian Soapberry (Sapindus Mukorossi):

    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Rasa (taste) Astringent, bitter, and sweet
    Guna (qualities) Light, dry, and sharp
    Virya (potency) Cooling
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Sweet
    Dosha effect Pacifies Pitta and Kapha doshas
    Karma (actions) Cleansing, purifying, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and insecticidal
    Dhatu (tissue) affinity Works primarily on the skin and blood tissues
    Srotas (channel) affinity Works primarily on the digestive, respiratory, and urinary channels
    Prabhava (special effect) Natural surfactant, making it useful as a soap or cleanser

    Active compounds and their benefits found in Indian Soapberry (Sapindus Mukorossi):

    Active Compound Benefits
    Saponins Natural surfactants that provide cleaning and foaming properties in soap and shampoo products
    Sapindoside A/B Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
    Quercetin Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Kaempferol Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
    Gallic acid Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Triterpenoids Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Flavonoids Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer properties
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