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Related to soapwort: Saponaria officinalis

soapwort

Herbal medicine
(1) Cowherd, see there; Saponaria vaccaria.  
(2) Saponaria officinalis, a saponin-rich perennial that is diuretic, expectorant and laxative; it is used topically for skin disease, such as acne, abscesses, eczema and psoriasis, or as a skin cleanser.
 
Toxicity
Soapwort is a potent emetic and should not be ingested internally.

soapwort

saponariaofficinalis.
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To make soapwort shampoo, measure 2 tablespoons fresh or dried crushed soapwort root and 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs such as elderflower, fennel, horsetail, nettle and rosemary (all of which the hair loves) into a pan and pour in 1.
Pinks with lavender blooms spill around drifts of pink-flowered soapwort and rosy pink drumsticks of common thrift.
The glossy leaves of soapwort and finely textured carpets of Turkish speedwell stay green for most of the winter.
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.
Soapwort has also been used as a medicine for liver complaints since the times of the ancients.
Shampoo: Combine 2 tablespoons of finely chopped soapwort root and a large handful of chamomile.
There are also many fruits which both look and taste good, and also edible flowers such as daylilies (Hemerocallis), species roses, soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) and clove pinks (Dianthus caryophyllus).
Saponaria ocymoides is one of the soapworts, known as Tumbling Ted, which is probably not a name a drug company would have chosen from choice.