Abstract

Saponins are glucosides that are well known for their foaming aptitude .its biochemical properties depends on their polarity, hydrophobicity and nature of the reactive groups. Saponins exhibits diuretic, cardiac stimulant, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, expectorant, hepatoprotective, hormone modulating and adrenal adaptogenic effects.