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.

Trigonella foenum-graecum

member of the plant family Fabaceae; the source of pharmaceutical fenugreek. Has caused poisoning in grazing livestock.
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Trigonella foenum-graecum water extract improves insulin sensitivity and stimulates PPAR and gamma gene expression in high fructose-fed insulin-resistant rats.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of Trigonella foenum-graecum (seed) extract.
In this context, Trigonella foenum-graecum, belonging to family Fabaceae, has been used traditionally for various pharmacological effects, such as anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-pyretic, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant (Yadav and Kaushik, 2011).
Soluble dietary fibre fraction of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seed improves glucose homeostasis in animal models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes by delaying carbohydrate digestion and absorption, and enhancing insulin action.
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) is rich in steroidal saponins that have been demonstrated to exert estrogenic effects and to increase sexual function in men.
Trioxazonane, a monosubstituted trioxazonane from Trigonella foenum-graecum root exudates, inhibits Orobranche crenata seed germination.
Table 6: Pairwise genetic differentiation among populations of Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
In vitro culture of Trigonella foenum-graecum plantules and their anatomic characterization.
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) contains trigonellin, an alkaloid known to possess antidiabetic activity.
As she narrates, she has treated most of her clients using a suppository which she prepares at home from the following components: Nigella sativa, Cuminum cyminum, Sesamum indicum, Cicer arietinum, Ervum lens, honey, Myristica fragrans with Nerium oleander, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Cherry prunus, and a piece of unwashed wool (Figures 1, 2, and 3).