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(fen'yū-grēk),
An annual plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) indigenous to western Asia and cultivated in Africa and parts of Europe; the mucilaginous seeds are used as food and in the preparation of culinary spices (curry).
[L. faenum graecum, fenugreek, fr. faenum, hay, + Graecus, Greek]

fenugreek

Herbal medicine
An annual herb, the seeds of which contain alkaloids (e.g., choline and gentianine), flavonoids, minerals, mucilage, protein, steroidal saponins (e.g., diosgenin) and vitamins A, B and C. Fenugreek is used internally (herbal tea) for bronchitis, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, postmenopausal syndrome, rheumatic disease, sore throat and tuberculosis, and topically for gout, lymphadenitis, neuralgia, sciatica, skin infections and wounds; it is believed by some to be an aphrodisiac.

fen·u·greek

(fen'yū-grēk)
(Trigonella foenum-graecum) Purported therapeutic use in GI disorders; also used topically; may cause bleeding disorders and hypoglycemia.
Synonym(s): Greek hay.
[L. faenum graecum, fenugreek, fr. faenum, hay, + Graecus, Greek]
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Fenugreek seed extract inhibit fat accumulation and ameliorates dyslipidemia in high fat diet-induced obese rats.
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