From ancient time, soyabean has been used as a neutraceuticals because of its nutritional value.Soy protein is mainly used for cardiovascular diseases, in reducing menopausal symptoms, weight loss , arthritis, brain function , and exercise performance enhancement These are also known to prevent osteoporosis. Soyabean also having a role in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.It is also used in benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The word glycine is derived from the Greek - glykys (sweet) and likely refers to the Sweetness of the pear- shaped (apios in Greek) edible tubers. The nutritional effect of soyabean is due to high content of proteins, isoflavones, carbohydrates, oil, etc.
This review covers the study of pharmacognosy, pharmacology, its valuable effects different herbal formulas to various diseases, soyabean preparations, marketed formulations along with its major side effects and contraindications
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Harsha V. Talele, Shalini B. Rathod, Sachin S. Pawar, Amol K. Raut , Arvind R. Umarkar. Soyabean as a Neutraceutical a Phytopharmacological: Review. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(2): 112-118.