Recent progress in phytochemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology of Astragalus saponins

@article{Ionkova2014RecentPI,
  title={Recent progress in phytochemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology of Astragalus saponins},
  author={I. Ionkova and Aleksandar Shkondrov and I. Krasteva and Todor Ionkov},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={343-374}
}
  • I. Ionkova, Aleksandar Shkondrov, +1 author Todor Ionkov
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • 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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