Saponin

Definition of Saponin:

Any of various mostly toxic glucosides that occur in plants (as soapwort or soapbark) and are characterized by the property of producing a soapy lather.

Also: Saponins

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American Ginseng

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: The active constituents in American ginseng seem to be the saponins called ginsenosides...”

Astragalus Root

...as a treatment
“...These include polysaccharides, saponins, astragalosides, flavonoids and triterpenes...”
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Bayberry

...as a treatment
“...Bayberry contains volatile oil, starch, lignin, albumen, gum, tannic and gallic acids, acrid and astringent resins, and an acid resembling saponin...”

Butcher's Broom

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Like horse chestnut, its saponins play a major role in the activity of butcher's broom...”

Chinese Thoroughwax

...as a treatment
“...The active ingredients in bupleurum root include saponins and plant sterols, which have been shown to lower fevers and reduce inflammation in animal studies...”

Fenugreek

...as a treatment
“...The seed contains saponins, flavonoids, oils, proteins and a high amount of mucilage...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: The chemical composition of gotu kola is quite extensive including saponins, volatile oils, sugars, fatty acids, amino acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins and carotenoids...”
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Ivy Leaf

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Although ivy's composition has not been subject to detailed scientific investigations, it is known to contain 5-8% saponins...”

Korean Ginseng

...as a treatment
“...The typical dose (taken one to three times daily) for general tonic effects should contain a saponin content of at least 25mg of ginsenoside Rgl...”

Mullein

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Mullein contains high amounts of mucilage and saponins, making it an excellent agent for soothing mucous membranes...”

Sarsaparilla

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Smilax species contain various amounts of steroid components as well as saponins, resins, starch and a small amount of volatile oils...”

Yarrow

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Yarrow contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins, resins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, fatty acids and sugars...”
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