Trigonella foenum-graecum / Fenugreek Seed Powder
£4.58 – £10.32
Fenugreek Seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum) also known as Greek Hay and Greek Clover is a member of the bean family – Fabaceae. Today, seeds and fresh leaf shoots come only from cultivated plants. It has hairy, green and round stems with few leaf stalks and can grow to be about two feet tall (60 cm). It has trifoliate leaves and blooms white flowers tinged with violet in the early summer.
Today Fenugreek is widely grown in Argentina, France, India, North Africa, England and the United States.
Fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean countries and western Asia and is one of the oldest cultivated plants which has been used both as a medicine and a spice in Egypt, India and the Middle East. Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man and has been used for hundreds of years both in Eastern and Western herbal medicine.
The seeds have a strong aroma, similar to maple syrup with a hint of celery and are collected when they are ripe, dried and used in decoctions, pastes, and powders.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Antioxidant – Fenugreek contains potent antioxidants that have beneficial effects on the liver and pancreas.
Cholesterol-lowering – the herb’s unique fibre composition and the high content of saponins are thought to be responsible for both the glucose-lowering and cholesterol-lowering effects of the plant.
Galactagogue – Fenugreek seeds contain hormone precursors that can increase milk production in nursing mothers and it is widely used for insufficient lactation.
Gastrointestinal – The fibres contained in the Fenugreek made it a useful treatment for ulcers, heartburn and irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestine. may also help relieve constipation, because it softens the bowel contents and at the same time it is considered a useful herbal remedy for diarrhoea as the seeds husks absorb water resulting in a bulkier stool.
Hypoclycemic – It is used to treat diabetes in adults. Both clinical and laboratory research have shown that the herb contains many substances that help to lower blood sugar levels in people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Stomachic – Fenugreek seeds have been used for loss of appetite and anorexia due to their ability to increase appetite and improve nutrient absorption and digestion.
Topical Uses – Fenugreek has been used for skin irritation, such as ulcers, boils, eczema, dandruff and cellulite.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm