Soapweed (Yucca glauca)
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Both the leaves, and a fibre obtained from the leaves, can be used for making cloth, ropes and mats[21, 57, 61, 82, 85, 169, 257].
The leaves can be split and used to make baskets.
The leaves are used as paint brushes and brooms[46, 85, 92].
The leaves can be split and used as a temporary tying material.
The sharp points of the leaves have been used as needles.
The roots are rich in saponins and can be used as a soap substitute[82, 85, 95].
The soap obtained from the root makes a good hair shampoo, it is said to be effective against dandruff and also to act as a tonic to stop the hair falling out[213, 257]. The shampoo also rids the body of lice and other parasites.
Cultivation & Habitat
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