Trigonella foenum-graecum


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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.
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Study of the potential activity of aqueous extract of trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds on ovarian superovulation in female rats.
There were five groups of five rats each: Group 1, Normal saline treated rats (Normal control-NC); Group 2, Normal saline treated diabetic rats (Diabetic Control-DC); Group 3, Metformin (600 mg/kg body weight) treated diabetic rats (MT); Group 4, Trigonella foenum-graecum bulk seed extract (200 mg/kg body weight) treated diabetic rats (TBE); Group 5, Au/Ag nanoparticles with Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract (the rats were injected with green nanocomposite at a dosage of 2 mg/kg.b.wt/day) (TBN).
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a traditional herb used for thousands of years by various traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda to treat diabetes mellitus [33].
A multicenter clinical study to determine the efficacy of a novel fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum) extract (Fenfuro) in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Protective effect of aqueous extract of seed of Psoralea corylifolia (Somraji) and seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Gastro-protective effect of fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on experimental gastric ulcer in rats.
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) has long been used as a cooking spice and as a traditional medicine for its therapeutic properties [9, 10].
Basiouni, "Feeding effects of fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum L) on lactation performance, some plasma constituents and growth hormone level in goats," Pakistan Journal of Biological Science, vol.
Tracing seeds, in particular fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds, in relation to the Shiga toxinproducing E.
Voigt) and Indian (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) green leafy vegetables.
Sokhteh, "Effect of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L) seeds on serum parameters in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats," Nutrition Research, vol.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a herbal galactagogue used to stimulate initiation, maintenance and augmentation of maternal milk production.