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Proposition for Our Cleansing Products:

There are some differences in the properties of cleansing products. In this patent, they are categorized into the following two:

1.      Petrochemical surfactant inorganic detergent: Suitable for cleansing tableware, clothing and industrial equipment. Such cleansing agent can breakdown and decompose either acidic or alkaline chemical compound of inorganic objects, oxidize the rusts on appliances or utensils. However, such detergent cannot be directly used for cleaning up of organic substances.

2.      Bio-organic surfactant detergent: Suitable for cleansing organic substances. Organic detergent can be used for biodegrading pesticide residues in fruits and veggies, and remove the toxicity. Furthermore, it can also use as human or even pets’ body cleanser, skin care and maintenance products. The organic elements of soapberry can effective clean and care for the human and pets’ skin simultaneously, but consumers must know how to identify genuine and fake soapberry products to ensure the best security.

Soapberry extract contains abundance fructose amino acids and organic active interface. Besides safety, environmental friendliness and non-toxicity, the abundant nutrients of its extracts can also provide sufficient nourishments for the tissue cells of organisms, thus active the cells and give them enough energy to exercise the course of catalyze metabolism so as to achieve the purposes of cleanliness and health care.

 Applications on Soap Anhydride:

Saop anhydride is the most important ingredient in soapberry flesh, although many plant species contain abundance soap anhydride, they all differ in some way. Ginseng, for example, produces ginsenoside, and tea produces tea anhydride, both of which have therapeutic properties. The saponin content of soapberry pulp stands at 37% -- the highest percentage so far discovered in a plant.

Soap anhydride exists in a wide variety of plants. At present, over 50% of plant life is known to contain soap anhydride; in animals, the starfish is the only creature known to contain anhydride.

Biosynthesis anhydride in soapberry primarily acts to help the organism defense itself against viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, mollusks, and used to promote healing after such attacks.

Soap anhydride is known as the “pre-element” of hormone in chemical structure, and is believed to play the role of nerve conductor, and has the ability to help the organism adjust to the environment.

The higher the anhydride content, the stronger the bitterness. The effectiveness of many medicines herbs, in large part are caused by the soap anhydride. Thus, we see the old Chinese proverb “good medicine tastes bitter” is based on fact.

The flesh of soapberry fruit is rich in natural botanical saponin, and can therefore be used directly as soap. Soapberry is also a very important medicinal plant that produces an active interface agent which can serve as an industrial emulsifiers, moistening agent, or foaming agent.

Sapindus extraction is also known as saponin and sapoginins glycosides. Saponin is either in solid or liquid form. Once mixed with air, a kind of foamy soap generally known as “multi-chain sugar” is formed. The molecular structure of “multi-chain sugar” comprises sapogenin, sugar, uronic acid, and other organic acids. According to the known molecular structure of sapogenin, saponins can be divided into two major categories: First is the steroidal saponins, and second, the triterpenoid saponins. Saponins are white or milky powder and crystal with bitter and spicy taste, and can cause irritation to mucous membrane. Generally, saponins is soluble in water, methanol, diluted ethanol; with higher solubility in hot water, hot methanol and hot diluted ethanol. It is insoluble in ether, chloroform and benzene. Saponin is a very strong surfactant which can generate soap bubbles even when it is highly diluted. Saponins is a good stimulant for our heart, and it is also a strong hemolytic agent.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Chemical structure of the saponin solanine

Saponins are a class of chemical compounds, one of many secondary metabolites found in natural sources, with saponins found in particular abundance in various plant species. Specifically, they are amphipathic glycosides grouped phenomenologically by the soap-like foaming they produce when shaken in aqueous solutions, and structurally by their being composed of one or more hydrophilic glycoside moieties combined with a lipophilic triterpene derivative. A ready and therapeutically relevant example is the cardio-active agent digoxin, from common foxglove.


Structural variety and biosynthesis

The aglycone (glycoside-free portion) of the saponins are termed sapogenins. The number of saccharide chains attached to the sapogenin/aglycone core can vary – giving rise to another dimension of nomenclature (monodesmosidic, bidesmosidic, etc.) – as can the length of each chain. A somewhat dated compilation has the range of saccharide chain lengths being 1–11, with the numbers 2-5 being the most frequent, and with both linear and branched chain saccharides being represented. Dietary monosaccharides such as D-glucose and D-galactose are among the most common components of the attached chains.

The lipophilic aglycone can be any one of a wide variety of polycyclic organic structures originating from the serial addition of ten-carbon (C10) terpene units to compose a C30 triterpene skeleton, often with subsequent alteration to produce a C27 steroidal skeleton. The subset of saponins that are steroidal have been termed saraponins; Aglycone derivatives can also incorporate nitrogen, so that some saponins also present chemical and pharmacologic characteristics of alkaloid natural products. The figure at right above presents the structure of the alkaloid phytotoxin solanine, a monodesmosidic, branched-saccharide steroidal saponin. (The lipophilic steroidal structure is the series of connected six- and five-membered rings at the right of the structure, while the three oxygen-rich sugar rings are at left and below. Note the nitrogen atom inserted into the steroid skeleton at right.)


Sources of saponin

Saponins have historically been understood to be plant-derived, but they have also been isolated from marine organisms. Saponins are indeed found in many plants, and derive their name from the soapwort plant (Genus Saponaria, Family Caryophyllaceae), the root of which was used historically as a soap. Saponins are also found in the botanical family Sapindaceae, with its defining genus Sapindus (soapberry or soapnut), and in the closely related families Aceraceae (maples) and Hippocastanaceae (horse chestnuts; ref. needed). Within these families, this class of chemical compounds is found in various parts of the plant: leaves, stems, roots, bulbs, blossom, and fruit. Commercial formulations of plant-derived saponins – e.g., from the soap bark (or soapbark) tree, Quillaja saponaria, and from other sources—are available via controlled manufacturing processes, which make them of use as chemical and biomedical reagents.

Role in plant ecology and impact on animal foraging

In plants, saponins may serve as anti-feedants, and to protect the plant against microbes and fungi. Some plant saponins (e.g. from oat and spinach) may enhance nutrient absorption and aid in animal digestion. However, saponins are often bitter to taste, and so can reduce plant palatability (e.g., in livestock feeds), or even imbue them with life-threatening animal toxicity. Data make clear that some saponins are toxic to cold-blooded organisms and insects at particular concentrations. There is a need for further research to define the roles of these natural products in their host organisms—which have been described as "poorly understood" to date.

 Established research bioactivities and therapeutic claims



One research use of the saponin class of natural products involves their complexation with cholesterol to form pores in cell membrane bilayers, e.g., in red cell (erythrocyte) membranes, where complexation leads to red cell lysis (hemolysis) on intravenous injection. In addition, the amphipathic nature of the class gives them activity as surfactants that can be used to enhance penetration of macromolecules such as proteins through cell membranes. Saponins have also been used as adjuvants in vaccines.  

Medical uses

There is tremendous, commercially driven promotion of saponins as dietary supplements and nutriceuticals. There is evidence of the presence of saponins in traditional medicine preparations, where oral administrations might be expected to lead to hydrolysis of glycoside from terpenoid (and obviation of any toxicity associated with the intact molecule). But as is often the case with wide-ranging commercial therapeutic claims for natural products:

While such statements require constant review (and despite the myriad of web claims to the contrary), it appears that there are very limited US, EU, etc. agency-approved roles for saponins in human therapy. In their use as adjuvants in the production of vaccines, toxicity associated with sterol complexation remains a major issue for attention. Even in the case of digoxin, therapeutic benefit from the cardiotoxin is a result of careful administration of an appropriate dose. Very great care needs to be exercised in evaluating or acting on specific claims of therapeutic benefit from ingesting saponin-type and other natural products.

We use our specially fermented saponins produced by our patented “Trai-state” (namely Pure-state, Stable state, and Ripened state) manufacturing process to make the safest, best quality, healthiest bio-organic surfactant. Our products are non alkaline, comprises abundance natural trace elements needed by our body.


Our Innovation technology:

The following advantages can be obtained with the implementation of this patent.

1.In this patent, the most important thing is that soapberry is very rich in natural chrollophyllin fructose amino acids (in dark brown). Therefore, soapberry is definitely acidic, not alkaline. Because soapberry contains traces of toxic proteins fructose acid, therefore has to go through several stages of bio-tech treatment before it can be used. For these reasons, our present patent therefore makes use of continuous fermentation (brewing fermentation). The natural yeast particles produces during the fermentation process can decompose high-sugar, and the “steady-state” fructose amino acid can then be released. Finally, soapberry anhydride is obtained. The entire process is very similar to the process of making wine. No preservatives (such as ethylene acid) or microbial antibacterial agents are required to prevent unwanted bacteria from decomposing or rotting.

2.Moreover, this Patent calls for a “Bioscience Traistate” --namely, pure-state, stable-state, and ripened-state -- process for the entire manufacturing process, as well as its follow-up treatment. With this, the fully ripen soapberry pulps will then go through a process whereby pectin, flesh and fiber are separated and extracted. The high glucose, polysaccharide soapberry is used as a raw material that undergoes an alcoholization-fermentation-anhydride process. After this, different production technologies of differing grades are employed to further process the material into pectin, flesh, paste, fiber and so on, all of which contain soap anhydride. The purpose of this patent is to make sure that the finished products are healthy, toxin free, and biologically safe, and that they produce no liquid or solid waste, zero pollution, low energy consumption, zero carbon emission.

3.In this patent, the soapberry syrup possesses the capability to fight against bacteria, fungi, and to strongly inhibit tyrosinase activity, and thus has unique health benefits. After incorporating anhydride in the soapberry syrup, the resulting syrup will be of a higher quality than most petrochemical products available today. Now with a shortage in crude oil, soapberry anhydride can be a great alternative.

4.In this patent, all forms of waste produced during the manufacturing process are re-useable. Finished products are diversified and cover a wide range: from daily necessities, agricultural supplies, medical supplies, construction supplies to food ingredients, and so on; thus reducing overall costs to achieve maximum economic benefit.

5.In order to achieve zero solid and liquid waste, zero carbon emission, zero pollution, low-power consumption, as well as to protect environment, this patent introduces a “Bioscience Traistate” (pure-state, stable-state, and ripen-state) production technology to maximize use of the entire soapberry. In other words, an Alcoholization- Fermentation- Anhydride biotechnological manufacturing technique is used to produce soapberry products. 

Next, the above-mentioned “Pure-state” refers to a pure and organic soapberry fruit (1) undergoing pectin, flesh and fiber processing as well as extraction.

Furthermore, the “ripened-state”refers to the management of finished products so that the soapberry can undergo (biodegrading, fermenting, and catalysis) process under natural environment and normal climatic temperature. With this, the original yeast strain can give rise to a single type of biological species of microzyme, and the microzyme can then produce adeno-sine triphosphate, and the active effect of adenosine diphosphate can cause the original color, flavor, taste, and also the special polusaccharides composition of that particular material becomes richer. Also, by releasing the organic energy, it can remit the need to use prevervatives. In other words, this is refer to the fermentation process mentioned in step no. 1 and 6, and this is also the focus of this patent.


Also, through the biological sciences Traistate processing, the useful components of soapberry can be decomposited and made into the following types of products: anhydride fruit glue, anhydride pulp, anhudride paste, anhydride fiber and so on. All these raw materials are able to achieve the goals of promoting healthy, non-toxic, and safe products.

Going through the manufacturing process of this Innovation, the gree leaf fructose amino acid of soapberry can then be released, and the safe, non-toxic, active and vitalizing proteins can then be extracted from the soapberry. The nutrition of multi-vitamins can also be used as natural raw materials, which all these can prevent the harm from chemical toxin.

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