Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Soap Tree (Quillaia)
Botanical Name   Quillaja saponaria
System Affected   lungs, skin cleanser, diuretic
Properties   Internal (1tbl at a time as needed): coughs in chronic bronchitis & lung complaints. diuretic. prevents uptake of cholesterol and fat stimulates immune system External: cleanser for ulcers & skin eruptions
Description   tree bark
Origin   Chile
Notes   used in soap, toothpaste, and mouthwash
Dosage   solution: 1/2oz bark in 1pint hot water

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