Detergents

This article is intended to help the reader in the rapid identification of natural remedies useful in the treatment of various symptoms, ailments and diseases. For some remedies listed, this usefulness may not have been confirmed by sufficient experimental tests, carried out with a scientific method. Furthermore, any natural remedy has potential risks and contraindications.
If available, we therefore recommend clicking on the link corresponding to the individual remedy to learn more about the topic. In any case, we remind you of the importance of avoiding self-treatment and to consult your doctor in advance to ascertain the absence of contraindications and drug interactions.



A detergent is defined as any substance capable of removing dirt from a surface, including the skin. A detergent or tenside has as its main characteristic the presence - in its own molecule - of a hydrophobic part and a hydrophilic part (amphipathic molecules).

On the market there are different types, with very variable detergent power. Remember that a very aggressive detergent, in addition to removing dirt very well, can cause serious damage to the skin. Cleansers can also be used as the primary means of cleaning wounds.

Saponins, in the vegetable field, are amphipathic substances which, however, do not have the task of removing dirt, but of transporting hydrophilic molecules in a lipophilic environment, such as the skin.

Synonyms for Detergenti

Cleansing plants are also known as: detergents, surfactants, surfactants.

Medicinal plants Detergents and supplements with Detergent properties

See plants containing saponins (Saponaria, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Centella).

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