A compound called diosgenin
in the vegetable has been linked to enhanced neuron growth, memory and learning abilities, according to (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/yam-benefits#section4) Healthline.
The major compounds in fenugreek are flavonoids, terpenoids and saponin (diosgenin
Development and validation of HPTLC method for simultaneous estimation of diosgenin
and quercetin in fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graceum).
Antineoplastic and Apoptotic Potential of Traditional Medicines Thymoquinone and Diosgenin
in Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Total saponin contents were determined by spectrophotometric method using diosgenin
as a standard (Hiai et al., 1976).
The discorine, a type of alkaloid that dissolves in water during the production of steroid diosgenin
, was found to be effective in the release of fish breeding hormones.
Ji et al., in their study entitled "Diosgenin
, a Novel Aldose Reductase Inhibitor, Attenuates the Galactosemic Cataract in Rats," investigated the potentially protective role of diosgenin
, an aldose reductase inhibitor (ARI), against the development of sugar cataract in rats.
Byun et al., "Diosgenin
inhibits macrophage-derived inflammatory mediators through downregulation of CK2, JNK, NF-[kappa]B and AP-1 activation," International Journal of Immunopharmacology, vol.
and beta-sitosterol: isolation from solanum xanthocarpum tissue cultures," Science, vol.
restores A[beta]-induced axonal degeneration by reducing the expression of heat shock cognate 70 (HSC70)," Scientific Reports, vol.
, asteroid saponins of Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek), inhibits azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt foic formation in F344 rats and induces apoptosis in HT-29 human colon cancer cells.
Hence, they proved that diosgenin
was the main effective saponin on inhibiting liver X receptor-alpha and SREBP-1c levels in HepG2 cells.