FENUSOL ® is the fraction of saponin wealthy from Fenugreek seeds. Saponins are complex glycosidic compounds determined in a variety of plant life which can be suitable for eating and inedible. Each saponin consists of a sapogenin and a sugar that forms the molecule's aglycon motion. Sapogenin can be a steroid or a triterpene, and fructose, galactose, pentose, or methylpentose can be the sugar moiety. Fenugreek seeds are a rich saponin beginning (5-6%).
An annual herbaceous plant, 30 to 60 cm in height, is fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum, family: Leguminosae). The plant, in addition to the international locations bordering the eastern Mediterranean, is local to North Africa and is generally cultivated in India. Fenugreek is an important cash crop in various parts of the arena, with the herb getting used as food, spice and medication.
STEROIDAL SAPONINS FROM FENUGREEK
The presence of special steroidal substances in Fenugreek seeds was first pronounced in 1919 by Wunschendorff, a French studies scientist running in Algeria. This discovery become confirmed in diverse observe-up research considerably through Marker et a, who detected the presence of diosgenin, gitogenin and traces of tigogenin after hydrolysis of the plant fabric.
Fenugreek seeds include saponins within the form of furostanol saponins. Furostanol saponins may be described as bidesmosidic saponins that have sugar chains, with one bonded at C3 and one attached thru an ether linkage at C26 with a D-glucose3. The general shape of a furostanol saponin is given beneath in
Fenugreek seeds had been found to include at the least a dozen specific saponins3. The principle saponin is diosgenin and its isomers yamogenin, gitogenin and tigogenin. The other furostanols include smilagenin, sarsasapogenin, neotigenin, yuccagenin, lilagenin and neogitogenin.