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Glycosides of plant origin characterized by the properties of foaming in water and of lysing cells (as in hemolysis of erythrocytes when saponins are injected into the bloodstream); powerful surfactants; many have antibiotic activities.


Glycosides of plant origin characterized by properties of foaming in water and of lysing cells; powerful surfactants; many have antibiotic activities.

saponins, glycosides from plants that foam in aqueous solutions. They contain adaptogenic, antiinflammatory, mucoprotective characteristics and can induce hemolysis. Also called
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In this study, saponins, flavonoids and tannins known to have hypoglycemic effects may be inferred to synergistically contribute to the antidiabetic property of C.
Mechanisms of dyslipidemia-ameliorating effects of saponins from Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds were firstly explicated through accelerating cholesterol metabolism and reverse cholesterol transport and inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase in both serum and liver.
Antiproliferative activity of saponins from Balanites aegyptiaca- an in vitro study.
Enhanced immune response to foot-and-mouth disease vaccine by oral administration of ginseng stem-leaf saponins.
During routine metabolic activities a variety of phytochemicals are produced in plants, such as primary metabolites (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and secondary metabolites (flavonoids, Alkaloids, saponins, polyphenols, steroids, etc.
Saponins were extracted from tea seeds by the method [2] as given in detail earlier [6].
Phytochemical analysis: Phytochemicals screening of plant extracts was carried out by standard methods to identify the presence of active constituents such as, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins.
Known essential components of the thyme incorporate key oil, tannin, flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenic acid.
The anti-neoplastic efficacy of natural saponins to trigger the apoptotic paradigm and scavenge free radicals constitutes a leading area of scientific oncological research; hence, cancer methodologies require the development of natural antitumor saponin compounds with minimum impact from side effects (12,17).