Scientific Name: Saponaria officinalis
Common Name: Soapwort
Other Common Names:
Bouncing Bet, Bouncing Bet,
Soapwort, Bouncing-bett, Bouncingbet, Lady's Washbowl, Latherwort, Sabon-So,
Sabunotu, Saponaria, Soapberry, Soaproot, Soapwort, Yebe Di Savon, Zeepkruid
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 3-9
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Notes: Plant in early spring. Use roots as a soap. Makes good shampoos, skin rinses, washes for delicate fabrics. Skin rinses help dry skin.
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS Excellent shampoos, skin rinses and washes for delicate fabrics are made by steeping roots in water. Lathers like soap when agitated. Skin rinse helps to relieve itchiness.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.