It may be readily distinguished from saponin by treating a watery solution with sulphuric or hydrochloric acid.
The systolic stillness of the heart is also removed by substances which paralyse the heart, as delphinin, saponin, and apomorphin.
The action of saponin when applied in concentrated solution to flies is that of an intense irritant.
The saponin separated from Saponaria, and from the corn cockle will be here described.
The list42 of plants in which saponin has been discovered is given in the note.
A solution of saponin exposed to the air gets turbid, and develops carbon dioxide; not unfrequently the solution becomes mouldy.
The author has studied the general action of saponin on kittens, insects, and infusoria.
The plane of saponin passes from the liliaceæ and allied groups to the rosales and higher dicotyledons.
saponin is found in both of these plants, as well as in many other plants of the leguminosæ.
It contains a saponin and an acrid resin, and is said to possess expectorant, diaphoretic and—in large doses—emetic properties.
saponin sap·o·nin (sāp'ə-nĭn, sə-pō'-)
Any of various plant glucosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water, used in detergents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers.
Any of various plant glucosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water. They are used in detergents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers. Some saponins, such as digitalis, affect the heart and have been used as medicines and arrow poisons by indigenous peoples of Africa and South America.