soapwort

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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.
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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).
Destaca la ausencia de un importante bloque de especies como Oenanthe crocata, Arum italicum, Saponaria officinalis y Ranunculus ficaria.
Some years ago I was given a small piece of a double flowered Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort) and it has run amuck across one area of my garden ever since.
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