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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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Hazard Statements: H319-H335
Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280i-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P337+P313-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant