Steroid Saponins from Fenugreek and some of their Biological Properties

  • Yves Sauvaire
  • Y. Baissac
  • O. Leconte
  • P. Petit
  • G. Ribes
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 405)


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.


Trichoderma Harzianum Trichoderma Viride Steroid Saponin Fenugreek Seed Subchronic Administration 
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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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