At the Crossroads between Nutrition and Pharmacology

Book Series: Frontiers in Bioactive Compounds

Volume 2


María Victorina Aguilar Vilas, Cristina Otero Hernandez

DOI: 10.2174/97816810842991170201
eISBN: 978-1-68108-429-9, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-430-5
ISSN: 2468-6395 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-6409 (Online)

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Functional foods (foods with known bioactive properties) have shown potential for preventive and therapeutic treatments. However, this...[view complete introduction]
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Biological and Medical Effects of Saponins of Hedera helix and Other Medicinal Plants

- Pp. 186-199 (14)

Yuriy G. Shckorbatov


Saponins are biologically active components of many medicinal plants. From ancient times till our days the saponins containing medicinal plants are used in medicine with different purposes, in particular as anti-cancer agents in the folk (traditional) medicine. Therefore, many investigations are focused on the proapoptotic, toxic and proliferation suppressing properties of saponins. Publications from 2000 to 2014 dealing with medical applications of plant-derived saponins and saponincontaining herbs are reviewed.

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