Soap Tree (Yucca elata)
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The leaves, or a fibre obtained from them, is used for making ropes and mats[82, 169, 181, 257].
The leaves can be woven into shallow or tray baskets. The leaf has also been used as a binding element in coarse coiled basketry.
The roots have a red core and have been used to ornament baskets.
The roots are rich in saponins and can be used as a soap substitute for washing the hair, body, clothes etc[82, 181, 257]. Also used as a foaming agent in beer. A slick soap-like fluid in the trunk has been used as a substitute for soap.
Wood – light, soft and spongy.
Cultivation & Habitat
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