Ritha also known as Sapindus trifoliatus or Soap nut tree of south India is well known as a hair cleanser.
As it possesses Lekhana Guna it can be employed as anti obesity Ayurveda supplement but special care should be taken as it might induce abortion so it should be avoided by a female if she is pregnant or planning for that.
Effect on DoshasRitha pacifies all the three Doshas.

Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Ritha
Rasa Guna Virya Vipaka
Katu, Tikta, Laghu, Snigdha, Tikshna  Ushna. Katu
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  • Ritha possesses anti-inflammatory properties so it can be applied externally on inflamed joints or other body parts to reduce inflammation.
  • Ritha expels out the vitiated Kapha and Pitta by emetic and purgative action whereas alleviates Vata by Snigdha and Ushna properties.
  • Ritha seed is intoxicant, while fruit rind has oxytropic action.
  • In migraine, Ritha powder can be used Nasya.
  • In morphine poisoning; Ritha powder is given orally to induce emesis. 
Best Recommended Uses
  • Ritha is especially useful as a hair cleanser as it nourishes the hairs properly. 
Doses and Useful Parts

Parts Used & Dosage:- 3-6gms of Fruit powder is taken for emesis; 4-8 gm for purgation while for the pacification and for medicinal purpose 1-2 gm of Ritha fruit powder is taken.