Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Saponaria officinalis

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Saponaria officinalis


In Latin language Saponaria means  like soap or that give e reaction like soap:soap can be obtained by boiling the whole plant


Traditional name

Used parts

Tinct. of root.


KINGDOMS - PLANTS - botanic family - angiospermia - dicotyledones - polypetalae - caryophyllineae - caryophyllaceae


Pinks or Carnation family

Original proving

Payne (W. E.): Tr. Am. Inst. Hom., 1865.

Description of the substance

This is a stout, perennial herbaceous plant, sometimes known by the name of Bouncing Bet, with a stem 1 to 2 feet in height. The leaves are lanceolate, inclining to elliptical, very acute, smooth, 2 or 3 inches long, and about one-third as wide. The flowers are many, large, flesh-colored or pale  pink, often double, and borne in paniculate fascicles. Calyx cylindrical and slightly downy. Petals 5, and unguiculate; crowns of the petals linear. Stamens 10; styles 2; capsule oblong and 1-celled (G.-W.).