Is a native compound abstracted from asparagus, can be used as produce material of food, drug and cosmetic. Asparagus saponin's glucoside element is mainly diosgenin and smilacin, diosgenin is the main material to compound various kinds of contraceptive and sterides hormone drugs, it also has character of liver protection, restrain cancer cell proliferation, treat osteoporosis, anti diabetes mellitus and diminish inflammation.
Composite drug therewith asparagus saponin usually used to treat rheumatic arthritis, heart disease, Addison's disease and lupus erythematosus. It also has quite important effect to birth control, stop bleeding, antibiosis and insektentotend. Diosgenin has the effect of degreasing and delay grow old, it is the new blood of cosmetic industry. Smilacin has the effect of clearing away heat and reducing fire, nourishing Yin and moistening dryness, antivirus, nourishing Yin and falling fire and moistening dry and laxation.