Sapindus mukorossi - seeds

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Sapindus mukorossi - seeds

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Chinese Soapberry, Soap Berry, Chinese Soapberry, Soapnut Tree.
This is a fast-growing tropical deciduous tree native from India to Japan. The fruits are smooth and yellow to orange. The plant is medicinally. The seeds are edible, usually crushed and boiled and used in desserts. Seed kernels can be used as fertilizer after seed oil extraction. Due to its high saponin content, the fruits can be used as substitute for soap and for restoring and brightening tarnished silverware. Powdered seeds have insecticidal properties.
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Per pack: 6 large seeds
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