Akapulko Herbal Soap is used in the Philippines for treating skin problems due to fungal infections like scabies and ringworm.
Acapulco (Akapulko, Cassia alata) as known by many people is a shrub that may be found around the Philippines. This shrub belongs to the family of Leguminosae that grows one to two meters tall. Its thick branches produce eight to twenty oblong-elliptical shaped leaflets and bears tetragonal fruits. Its flower also blooms with oblong sepals.
The leaves that serves as the main instrument for medicinal herb contains Saponin which is a laxative used in expelling intestinal parasites and chrysophanic acid that treats fungal infections such as eczema, scabies, and ringworms (Philippine Herbal Medicine.)
Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care