Red soapwort root is used as medicine. Be careful not to confuse red soapwort with white soapwort.
People take red soapwort for swollen airways (bronchitis).
They sometimes put red soapwort directly on the skin to treat poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and boils.
In manufacturing, red soapwort is used as an ingredient in soaps, herbal shampoos, and detergents.
Red soapwort is used as a foaming agent in beer.
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