Whole plants are uprooted and burned, usually at night. The next morning, the ash is collected in a veshku (a large, local made basket made from willow/birch branches) which has straw placed, as a filter, at the bottom. Water is filtered through the veshku and collected in a bucket. The solution is transferred a large pan and is boiled with zagh (animal fat) until a thick paste is formed. Once the paste is cool, then various sized shapes of cake are made and are used as a detergent. Due to wide availability of modern detergents from shops, the making of this soap is no longer practised.
|Botanical Name||Haloxilan griffithii|
|Part used||Whole plant|
|Locally used for||Making soap|