Overview

White soapwort is an herb. Its name comes from the fact that Franciscan and Dominican monks in the Middle Ages considered soapwort a divine gift that was meant to keep them clean. The root is used to make medicine.

People take white soapwort for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways and lungs.

White soapwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for ongoing (chronic) skin problems and eczema.

Don’t confuse white soapwort with red soapwort.

How does it work ?

White soapwort has chemicals that help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.

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