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Is this the species (Saponaria Officinalis) that you can make soap from?? and are the leaves of this species edible?


On plant Saponaria officinalis


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Yes you can make soap from the plant by boiling the root, would not recommend eating as it contains saponins which are toxic.

28 Jan, 2012

 

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29 Jan, 2012

 

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29 Jan, 2012

 

the leaves also lather up a bit in warm water. definitely not for eating. common name is soapwort.

29 Jan, 2012

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