:: Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2018) ::
jiitm 2018, 8(4): 439-449 Back to browse issues page
Natural laundry detergents from the perspective of Iranian traditional medicine
M. Taghavi Shirazi *, A. Shojaii, J. Aliasl, F. Aliasl
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Background and Purpose: Despite the many benefits of chemical detergents, in recent years they are new sources of environmental pollution due to widespread use around the world. These compounds dissolve and distribute in water and also increase the cleaning ability of it, but they do not decompose easily in nature and pollute it. Before the production of soap and chemical detergent, plants, ashes and various natural materials were used as substitute of soaps and detergents and they had very little effect on the environment. Nowadays, fortunately, the tendency to use natural resources and medicinal plants in various industries including cosmetics industry has grown dramatically.
Methods and Materials: This study introduces natural detergent mainly plant-based were used for washing of clothes, based on important Iranian traditional medicine references, such as the Canon of Ibn Sina'.
Results: Iranian Traditional Medicine scientists have been introduced various natural materials as laundry detergents. Qoli or alkaline generating which are the primary basis of soap making process such as Oshnān (Seidlitzia rosmarinus ) and Tāq (Haloxylon Bge.). Chūbak (Acanthophyllum C. A. Meyer), Kondosh (Gypsophyilla strathium l.) and Satroniyon (Saponaria officinalis l.) that their roots have washing property.
Conclusion: The identification of these plants, especially species that grows in Iran, can create a context for the research and manufacture eco-friendly detergents.
Keywords: detergent, clothes, Iranian traditional medicine
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Memorial article: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/30 | Accepted: 2018/01/11

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