||Greek Hay and Fenigreek
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Brownish yellow thick viscous liquid with bitter
Fenugreek is an ancient spice, although currently not influenced much in
the West. It has been grown as a medicinal plant in India and Europe during
the Middle Ages.
Constituents & Specifications :
It contains iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine, amino acid, fatty acid,
saponins, vitamins. It also contains saponaretin, gitogenin, diosgenin and
Specific Gravity :
0.97900 - 0.98400 @ 25°C
Refractive Index :
1.48900 - 1.49300 @ 20°C
It is aphrodisiac , carminative, demulcent, expectorant, laxative, dibetic
Benefits & Uses :
- Fenugreek is used to treat diabetes in adults (late-onset diabetes),
poor digestion, gastric inflammation, digestive disorders and
- It is used to promote lactation and as an aphrodisiac.
- It is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which
helps the body utilize oxygen and is also a natural source of iron,
silicon, sodium and thiamine.
- The maple aroma and flavor of fenugreek has led to its use in many
baked goods, chutneys, confections and imitation maple syrup.