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.

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American Ginseng a treatment
“...The active constituents in American ginseng seem to be the saponins called ginsenosides...”

Astragalus Root a treatment
“...These include polysaccharides, saponins, astragalosides, flavonoids and triterpenes...”
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Bayberry a treatment
“...Bayberry contains volatile oil, starch, lignin, albumen, gum, tannic and gallic acids, acrid and astringent resins, and an acid resembling saponin.  It also contains myricitrin, which is an active antibiotic...”

Butcher's Broom a treatment
“...Like horse chestnut, its saponins play a major role in the activity of butcher's broom...”

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

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...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 a treatment
“...Although ivy's composition has not been subject to detailed scientific investigations, it is known to contain 5-8% saponins.  Other constituents in the leaf include an alkaloid called emetine that is similar to one found in the herb tylophora...”

Korean Ginseng 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 a treatment
“...Mullein contains high amounts of mucilage and saponins, making it an excellent agent for soothing mucous membranes...”

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...recommendation Wild Yam
“...Wild Yam contains 'saponin aglycone diosin' which can be converted to diosgenin in the body...”

Sarsaparilla a treatment
“...Smilax species contain various amounts of steroid components as well as saponins, resins, starch and a small amount of volatile oils...”

Yarrow a treatment
“...Yarrow contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins, resins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, fatty acids and sugars...”
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