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Related to soapwort: Saponaria officinalis

soapwort,

name for a soap plantsoap plant,
any of various plants having cleansing properties. A few are of commercial importance, but most soap plants are used locally, as in early times, for toilet and laundry purposes.
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 of the pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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 family.
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soapwort

soapwort

Opposite slightly hairy leaves, sweetly scented white or light pink 5 petal flowers with notched petals on smooth stems swollen at joints. Contains saponins, so it can be used as soap or shampoo by crushing the plant (flowers, leaves, root) and mixing with water. Lathers when wet, the soap moisturizes skin. Flowers and leaves can be used fresh as soap when mixed with water.(blender really helps) Used to wash delicate and unique fabrics. Diuretic, laxative, expectorant, Tea helps clear respiratory tract, asthma, liver and gallbladder issues like jaundice, skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, acne, rash, boils. Helps spleen, inhibits growth of breast cancer. Overdose kills red blood cells and can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Toxic lookalike- Oleander
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For a reliably good wildflower hike, take the Buttermilk Bend Trail, where poppies, soapwort, and Indian paintbrush provide a bountiful showing.
There are two large flourishing herb gardens at either end of the dahlias, with bay, sage, chives, marjoram, soapwort, mint, and horse radish, all of which are regularly used by the restaurant.
John's Wort, blue hyssop, bay wee, lavender, motherwort, lobelia, horehound, lemon balm, mint, beebalm, catnip, Russian sage, parsley, balloon flower, jie geng, garden sage, soapwort, JingJie/Japanese Catnip, skullcap, betony, stevia, comfrey, feverfew, tansy, thyme, coltsfoot, valerian, mullein, vervain, culver's root, passionflower vine, oregano, mallow, rue, rosemary, violet.
NATURE'S SHAMPOO - SOAPWORT You don't need a mountain of foam to get skin, hair and scalp clean: soapwort does the trick perfectly well, and you can buy dried soapwort if it's too much of a pain to grow, harvest and dry yourself.
Saponaria officinalis L.: (*); Soapwort or Bouncing Bet; infrequent to common; widespread; BSUH 10547, 10659.
Pinks with lavender blooms spill around drifts of pink-flowered soapwort and rosy pink drumsticks of common thrift.
Saponin containing plants: Bagpod, Coffee weed, Purple sesban, Rattlebox, Soapwort
A quarter thought laver bread was a speciality loaf baked on hot volcanic rock - presumably confusing the first half of the word with the word "lava" - and a further 45%believed it was a type of scone flavoured with soapwort.
The photo above shows the garden in June, when a pink froth of bloom covers low, spreading rock soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides) and golden yellow flowers rise from tall bearded irises and 'Moonshine' yarrow.
Soapwort doesn't have added lanolin, I haven't a clue what its pH level is for your skin, but its use for washing woollens goes back to pre-Biblical times.
Shampoo: Combine 2 tablespoons of finely chopped soapwort root and a large handful of chamomile.