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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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Caption: Figure 1: Duration of fenugreek seed aqueous (FSA) extract administration to the treated (T) group and the protocol of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) induction in the positive control (PC) group and treated (T) group.
This research work aims to throw light on the bio reduction of Cu+2 ions into Cu0 nanoparticles by employing aqueous Fenugreek seeds extract under varied percentage compositions and there by implementing eco-friendly chemistry for the future research.
Dried fenugreek seeds (4g) were washed well and soaked overnight in 200 mL of boiled distilled water.
Lipid-lowering and antioxidant effects of an ethyl acetate extract of fenugreek seeds in high-cholesterol-fed rats.
Composite flour was made with different fractions of wheat flour and fenugreek seed powder.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of fenugreek seeds taken orally in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) with dyslipidemia.
In conclusion, addition of 5.5 g of untreated fenugreek seed powder to rice or bread containing 50 g available carbohydrate reduced PPG responses and increased satiety in overweight and obese individuals.
Devasagayam, "Antioxidant properties of germinated fenugreek seeds," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
[Effect of fenugreek seed on early menopausal symptoms].
Studies on patients with type 2 DM point out the efficiency of 12.5-100 g fenugreek powder/day.24 Its effects can be observed as improvement of fasting blood glucose level, lipid levels, HbA1c level, 24-hour urine glucose excretion and oral glucose tolerance test.25 Particularly with more than 50% fiber content of fenugreek seed may improve possible benefits in diabetes treatment.26
(1996) Use of Fenugreek seed powder in the management of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus.