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fen·u·greek

(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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Study of the potential activity of aqueous extract of trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds on ovarian superovulation in female rats.
Honey, myrrh (Commiphora molmol), black seeds (Nigella sativa), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and henna (Lawsonia inermis) were the most used natural treatments.
Effect of extraction solvents on antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.).
Aqueous extract of Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek) prevents cypermethrin-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity.
In legumes, the highest and lowest values of NDF contents were 50.61 g/kg and 33.67 g/kg in Trigonella maritima and Astraglus homosus, respectively.
Genus Trifolium had the highest percentage of species and varieties contributing 75% followed by Medicago 25% while the highest percentage (66.67%) of subspecies was contributed by the genus Trigonella followed by Sophora contributing 33.33%.
Brunton, "Antioxidant properties and quantitative UPLC-MS analysis of phenolic compounds from extracts of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and bitter melon (Momordica charantia) fruit," Food Chemistry, vol.
Raisuddin, "Immunomodulatory effects of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) extract in mice," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
Physiological and pharmaceutical effects of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) as a multipurpose and valuable medicinal plant.
Effects of vanadate, insulin and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) on creatine kinase level in tissues of diabetic rat.
HERBO-D, comprising of dried and powdered Agaricus bisporus mushrooms, dried and powdered fresh leaves of Catharanthus roseus, dried and powdered seed pulp of Syzygium cumini, and dried and powdered seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum was obtained from Shahi Laboratories (Unani), Rajshahi, Bangladesh.