Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2013

Pages :   871-876

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Plant Saponins –A Recent Update

Address:   Vikrant Arya*, Raneev Thakur
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

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.
Saponins, Triterpenoids, Steroids, Glycosides.
Vikrant Arya, Raneev Thakur. Plant Saponins –A Recent Update. Asian J. Research Chem. 6(9): September 2013; Page 871-876.
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