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Asian Journal of Research In Chemistry
Year : 2013, Volume : 6, Issue : 9
First page : ( 871) Last page : ( 876)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.

Plant Saponins –A Recent Update

Arya Vikrant*, Thakur Raneev

Govt. College of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Joginder Nagar, Mandi, H.P., India (Under the Society for Ayurvedic Pharmacy Education and Training, H.P., India)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: arya.vikrant30@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2013.

Abstract

Saponins are plant glycosides that acquire their name from their soap-like action. Saponin occur naturally in fruits, roots, rhizomes, leaf, bark etc. and have historically been used in traditional system of medicine. Saponins are the utmost essential secondary metabolites from pharmaceutical and industrial point of view. This review is based on the recent phytopharmacological studies of saponins from year 2012 to 2013 which highlight the developments on saponins with their pharmacological activity.

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Keywords

Saponins, Triterpenoids, Steroids, Glycosides.

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