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EXCERPT: The name saponin is derived from the Latin word 'sapo', which means the plant that consists of frothing agent when diluted in aqueous solution. Saponins comprise polycyclic aglycones. The sapogenin or the aglycone part is either a triterpene or steroid. The combination of sapogenin, hydrophobic or fat-soluble, hydrophilic or water-soluble sugar part enhances the foaming ability of saponins. Some toxic saponins are known as sapotoxin.
Saponins are basically phyto-chemicals which are found in most of the vegetables, beans and herbs. The well known sources of saponins are Sarsparilla, Saw palmetto,Yucca and some herbs with the names that indicate foaming properties such as soapwort, soapberry, soapbark and soap root. Commercial saponins are mainly extracted from Quillaja saponaria and Yucca schidigera.
The anti-microbial and antibacterial properties of saponins have made them an important part and particle of human existence.
NEEM OIL & NEEM BAR OF SOAP can be purchased at your healthfood store.