Soap tree (Sapíndus mukorossi) is originally from Asia. It produces roundish fruits that contain saponin in their pulp which are still used today for washing clothes in a natural way.
This can be done by rubbing a drupe (the fleshy fruit that contains a single seed) in one's hands to obtain an immediate cleansing effect. Just 5 to 6 fruits put into a cloth bag and placed directly into a washing machine gives an absolutely clean wash. Each drape contains a shiny black seed. These can be used for the manufacture of necklaces, bracelets and various objects.
The Botanical Garden of Palermo
I moved to Italy three years ago. I worked for two years in the Tuscany region and this year I've travelled through Rome (6 weeks) Pisa (3 months), Genova (2 months), Bologna (2 weeks), Venice (1 week), Naples (5 days.) Most of this trip was done under the second lockdown when Italy was empty of tourists.
I moved to Palermo, Sicily's capital at the end of May 2021 and lived there for 2 months, I left Palermo and spent 7 days in each of the following cities in this order - Agrigento, Trapani, Taormina, Ragusa, Siracusa and stayed in Catania for September. In October I moved to Naples for a t... full info