LAUNDRY SOAP TREE: Conserved At Fairy Lake Leisure Farm

Fairy Lake Leisure Farm
LAUNDRY SOAP TREE: Conserved At Fairy Lake Leisure Farm
ZAC B. SARIAN posing with a cluster of unripe fruits of the Laundry Soap Tree at the Fairy Lake Leisure Farm in Tainan, Taiwan.

People in Taiwan use the present laundry soaps produced by modern factories in washing their clothes and many other items. But at the Fairy Lake Leisure Farm in Tainan, Taiwan, they are still preserving a tree that their ancestors used in washing their clothes. It is simply called Laundry Soap Tree in English.

The tree produces clusters of berries. When ripe, the flesh is mashed and used to wash clothes. At the Hualu Leisure Farm during an earlier visit to leisure farms, we remember having seen a herbal concoction out of the fruits of the Laundry Soap Tree that is supposed to cure certain ailments.

The Laundry Soap Tree grows into a big tree and can produce a lot of fruits that come in clusters.

LAUNDRY SOAP TREE: Conserved At Fairy Lake Leisure Farm
Photo shows Helen Hao, a travel agent, posing with the young fruits of the Laundry Soap Tree.

 

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