TITLE

Good Clean Fun

AUTHOR(S)
Rushing, Felder
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses why gardeners should grow soapwort, Saponaria officinalis, in their garden. Every part of the perennial contains saponin, a substance that lathers when mixed with water. Soaked for an hour in a warm water, chopped soapwort leaves, stems or rhizomes produce a solution that will clean delicate silks and laces without damaging them. The herb is also used as a diuretic and can sooth skin irritations.
ACCESSION #
32570273

 

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