Steroid Saponins from Fenugreek and some of their Biological Properties

  • Yves Sauvaire
  • Y. Baissac
  • O. Leconte
  • P. Petit
  • G. Ribes

Abstract

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L., Leguminosae, Trifoliae, Trigonellinae) is an annual plant found primarily in Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and India. The seeds are most often used as a food spice (curry) and in traditional medicine. Fenugreek seeds are assumed to have restorative and nutritive properties (appetite stimulant) and hypocholesterolemic and antidiabetic effects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Sauvaire
    • 1
  • Y. Baissac
    • 1
  • O. Leconte
    • 1
  • P. Petit
    • 2
  • G. Ribes
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Substances Naturelles VégétalesUniversité Montpellier IIMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Pharmacologie, Faculté de Médecine et UMR 9921 CNRSUniversité Montpellier IMontpellierFrance

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