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A glycoside used to permeabilize cellular membranesSaponin is used as dietary supplements and nutraceuticals and as adjuvants in the production of vaccines. It finds application in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. It is used as a liquid soap, jewelry polish, detergent, pet shampoo, surfactant and wetting agent. It is also involved as anti-microbe to treat malaria, lower cholesterol, support to immune system, in bone strength and for hyper tension. Further, it is used as animal feed and an automobile cleaner.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H319-H335
Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.