Reetha – Aritha – Soap Nuts – Sapindus Mukorossi


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Aritha powder also known as soap nut powder, comes from the fruit of the Soapnut Tree.

This dry berry powder is native to India and Nepal and grows on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree.

Its shell naturally contains soap or “saponins” which when added to water reacts like soap.

If you are tired of using shampoo for silky and shining hair, don’t be disheartened.

Try Reetha for healthy and shining hair.

Unlike commercial soaps, that have artificial foaming agents, soap nuts do not produce lots of bubbles or foam. It is a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers.

Other Name of Aritha

  • Hindi(फेनिल-Phenil, रिष्ट-Risht, रिष्टक-Rishtak, रीठा-Ritha )
  • Manipuri (কেকৰূ -Hai kya Kekru)
  • Urdu( پهينل -Phenil, ريٿها – Ritha)
  • Assamese (হাইঠা – Aritha)
  • Sanskrit: (हृष्टः – Hrishtah, फेनका – Phenaka, रिष्टः – Rishtah, रिष्टक – Rishtak, रीठा – Rita, सारिष्ट – Sarishta, ऊर्ध्वशोधनः – Urdhvashodhanah)
  • Nepali: रीट्ठा – Rittha

How do you use soap nuts on your hair?

  1. Take 8–9 pieces of Reetha, remove the seeds and soak them overnight.
  2. If you don’t have time, then soak in hot water.
  3. Mix the seeds and squeeze in the water, until the lather appears on the water.
  4. Now apply this lather on the hair and scalp, massage it and leave it for 5 min.
  5. Wash your hair thoroughly with plain cool water. Do not use shampoo to rinse.
  6. Use this remedy 1-2 times a week, and continue for 2-3 months for silky, dandruff and lice free hairs.
  7. You can also use Amla and Shikakai with Reetha for batter result.

Other Benefits Of Reetha

  1. Use in Dandruff, Skin itching, Head Lice Problems
  2. Used to cure Leprosy, Goitre and many other skin diseases
  3. Treats all types of abdominal disorders and worm disease like Helminthiasis
  4. Helps in treating blood disorders
  5. Used to cure respiratory system disorders like a cough and breathing problem

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250 gm, 400 gm, 900 gm

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