saponin

Rating:
Good
Categories:
Anti-Irritants , Plant Extracts , Antioxidants
Group of natural carbohydrates, found in plants, that have considerable potential as pharmaceutical and/or nutraceutical agents in natural or synthetic form. Saponins, from a variety of sources, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (Sources: Fitoterapia, July 2002, page 336; Phytotherapy Research, March 2001, pages 174–176; and Drug Metabolism and Drug Interaction, 2000, volume 17, issue 1-4, pages 211–235).

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