The Yucca root contains saponins, which causes the soaping action. Yucca soap is great for washing hair helping to control dandruff and hair loss. Yucca soap can be used to wash clothes as well.
The saponins contained in the Yucca root is poisonous to smaller animals, such as fish.
The Yucca root has antitumor, antifungal and antiarthritic properties. A poultice made from the Yucca root was used to stop bleeding from wounds.
Yucca is rich in Vitamin A, B-complex, and contains some Vitamin C. It is also high in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper. Contains precursors to cortisone, and improves the body's ability to manufacture its own cortisone.
The Yucca is one great resource found in the desert.
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