Recent progress in phytochemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology of Astragalus saponins

  title={Recent progress in phytochemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology of Astragalus saponins},
  author={Iliana Ionkova and Aleksandar M. Shkondrov and Ilina Nikolaeva Krasteva and Todor Ionkov},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
Saponins are widely distributed among plant kingdom and possess a wide range of pharmacological properties. Genus Astragalus is the largest in the Fabaceae family, comprising more than 2,200 species spread over the Globe. Astragalus species have been used in traditional medicine of many countries as well as in the modern one. The main use in the folk medicine of the species is due to their saponin content. The paper is focused on the above mentioned group of compounds. Details on their… CONTINUE READING


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