Platycosides from the Roots of Platycodon grandiflorum and Their Health Benefits

  title={Platycosides from the Roots of Platycodon grandiflorum and Their Health Benefits},
  author={Elijah Nyakudya and Jong Hoon Jeong and Nam Keun Lee and Yong-Seob Jeong},
  booktitle={Preventive nutrition and food science},
The extracts and pure saponins from the roots of Platycodon grandiflorum (PG) are reported to have a wide range of health benefits. Platycosides (saponins) from the roots of PG are characterized by a structure containing a triterpenoid aglycone and two sugar chains. Saponins are of commercial significance, and their applications are increasing with increasing evidence of their health benefits. The biological effects of saponins include cytotoxic effects against cancer cells, neuroprotective… CONTINUE READING
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