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yam extract diosgenin

yam extract diosgenin

Latin Name: Dioscorea opposita
Part Used: Root
Specification: 6%-16% Diosgenin
Appearance: White fine powder
Test method: By HPLC


Product Introduction:

 Yam extract Diosgenin is extracted from the root of yam (Dioscorea opposita), which is rich in

Dioscin. Dioscin is insoluble in water, petroleum ether, benzene, soluble in methanol, ethanol, acetic acid, slightly soluble in acetone, pentanol.

Yam extract  Diosgenin is an important basic raw material for the production of steroid hormone drugs. Steroid hormones have strong anti-infective, anti-allergic, anti-viral and anti-shock pharmacological effects, and are important drugs for the treatment of rheumatism, cardiovascular, lymphatic leukemia, cellular encephalitis, skin diseases, anti-tumor and rescue of critically ill patients

The raw materia is yam,  a kind of nourishing food that is beneficial to aid digestion. As one kind of traditional Chinese medicine, it is used as food and drug. It is planted in many provinces in China such as Shaanxi, Shanxi , Hebei and other provinces.

Product Description:

English name:


Latin name:

Dioscorea opposita

Part used:



White Powder




98% diosgenin

Test Method:


Function and Application:

Yam  extract  diosgenin is an important steroidal saponin and an important raw material for semi-synthetic steroids. The diosgenin is subjected to ring opening, oxidation, hydrolysis and elimination reactions to obtain pregnenolone. After oximation, rearrangement and hydrolysis, dehydroepiandrosterone can be obtained. These intermediates have important value in drug production.



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