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05:17 Mar 10, 2008
English to Indonesian translations [PRO]
Agriculture / botany
English term or phrase: Sapindus.mukorossi
Commonly known as soap nuts, describing the fruit of a plant
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Indonesian translation:buah lerak
please see the link
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4 +2buah lerak
3buah lemuran mukorosi
ivo abdman
3kacang sabun
Kardi Kho



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sapindus mukorossi
buah lerak

please see the link

    Reference: http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Sapindu...
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neutral  ivo abdman: different species, buah lerak (Sapindus rarak. Southeast Asia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus. http://www.google.co.id/search?hl=id&q=buah lerak&btnG=Telus...
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  -> Thanks please see carefully http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerak

agree  Harry Hermawan
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agree  Lanny Utoyo: Dari buku Flora (van Steenis), Sapindus= sabun Indonesia (Sapo indus)
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kacang sabun

Bagaimana kalau kacang sabun?

    Reference: http://www.mail-archive.com/agromania@yahoogroups.com/msg038...
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buah lemuran mukorosi

sapindus --> soap nut
mukorossi --> soap nut kind

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Sapindus marginatus shrubs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Sapindales

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Sapindus

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Sapindus is a genus of about five to twelve species of shrubs and small trees in the Sapindaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The genus includes both deciduous and evergreen species. Common names include soapberry and soapnut, both names referring to the use of the crushed seeds to make soap.

The leaves are alternate, 15-40 cm long, pinnate, with 14-30 leaflets, the terminal leaflet often absent. The flowers form in large panicles, each flower small, creamy white. The fruit, called a soap nut, is a small leathery-skinned drupe 1-2 cm diameter, yellow ripening blackish, containing one to three seeds.

Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent which is used to clean clothes. Soap nuts, especially Sapindus mukorossi, have become popular as an environmentally friendly alternative to manufactured, chemical detergents . A few nuts can be placed in a cotton drawstring bag in with a washload and reused several times. Soap nuts are safe for washing silk, woolens and other delicate fabrics.

Soap nuts, especially Sapindus mukorossi, are used medically as an expectorant, emetic, contraceptive, and for treatment of excessive salivation, epilepsy, chlorosis, and migraines. Studies show that saponin from soap nuts inhibits tumor cell growth. Soap nuts are among the list of herbs and minerals in Ayurveda. They are a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles. Soap nuts have gentle insecticidal properties and are traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp.

Soap nuts are antimicrobial and are beneficial for septic systems and greywater. Soap nuts are used in the remediation of contaminated soil.

Soap nuts are used by Indian and Indonesian jewelers to remove the tarnish from silver and other precious metals.

Sapindus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Endoclita malabaricus.

The number of species is disputed between different authors, particularly in North America where between one and three species are accepted.

Sapindus delavayi. China, India.
Sapindus drummondii (syn. S. saponaria var. drummondii) Western Soapberry. Southern United States, Mexico.
Sapindus emarginatus. Southern Asia.
Sapindus marginatus Florida Soapberry. Florida to South Carolina; included in S. saponaria by some authors.
Sapindus mukorossi. India Chinese Soapberry. Southern China west to the Himalayas.
Sapindus oahuensis Hawaii Soapberry or Lonomea. Hawaii (endemic).
Sapindus rarak. Southeast Asia.
Sapindus saponaria Wingleaf Soapberry. Florida Keys, Caribbean, Central America.
Sapindus tomentosus. China.
Sapindus trifoliatus South India Soapnut or Three-leaf Soapberry. Southern India, Pakistan.


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