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Natural Factors Fenugreek Seed, 90 Capsules, 500 mg, From Natural Factors

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Now Foods, Fenugreek, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules

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Now Foods, Fenugreek & Thyme, 350 mg/150 mg, 100 Veg Capsules

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Promilin Fenugreek Extract, 60 Tablets, From Source Naturals

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Fenugreek, 620 mg, 60 Capsules, From Thompson Nutritional

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Fenugreek Seed 180 caps from Nature's Way

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Organic Fenugreek Seed 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

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Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek is one of the world's oldest medicinal herbs. It has a variety of uses, including increasing breast milk production. Fenugreek seeds are ground and roasted and used to flavor to curry. The seeds are also soaked and then powdered and used to make lip balm and tonic. The seeds can be used to make tea, which can reduce fever and menstrual pains, or they can be used in an ointment to treat skin infections. The seeds have also been used to increase libido in men and serve as an . Ground seeds are often used to give a maple flavor to sweets and candies. Ground seeds are also used to flavor cattle food, including different vegetable meals and hays. Fenugreek's leaves, which are high in iron, are used in salads. Taken internally, fenugreek is used to treat bronchitis, coughs, respiratory problems, and sinus conditions and to increase milk supply. Fenugreek is mainly used as digestive aid. It is ideal for treating sinus, lung congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. A few small studies have found that fenugreek may help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Fenugreek, also known as Bird's Foot, is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, the Ukraine, India, and China. The medicinal properties of fenugreek are found in the ripe, dry seeds, which have been used for thousands of years in Arabian, Greek, Indian, and Chinese medicine. Crushed or powdered, these seeds can be used externally and applied as poultices for boils, hives, ulcers, and eczema. Internally, fenugreek seeds have been used in folk medicine to reduce blood sugar, increase lactation and treat pellagra, appetite loss, indigestion, dyspepsia, bronchitis, fever, hernia, impotence, vomiting, catarrh of the respiratory tract, and stomach ulcers. Fenugreek seed is also known to make women more buxom and treat hormonal imbalances. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia states that the seeds have demulcent (soothing) and hypoglycemic actions. Scientific studies have shown that for adults (not children), taking one-half teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with water three times daily often produces a quick and 'marked' relief, usually after the second dose.

Dried fenugreek seed Fenugreek is mainly used as digestive aid. It is ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, reducing inflammation, and fighting infection. Fenugreek seed is widely used as a galactagogue (milk producing agent) by nursing mothers to increase inadequate breast milk supply. It can be found in capsule form in many health food stores.

Supplements of fenugreek seeds were shown to lower serum cholesterol, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein in human patients and experimental models of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyecridemia (Basch et al., 2003). Several human intervention trials demonstrated that the anti-diabetic effects of fenugreek seeds ameliorate most metabolic symptoms associated with type-1 and type-2 diabetes in both humans and relevant animal models (Basch et al., 2003; Srinivas, 2005). Fen is currently available commercially in encapsulated forms and is being prescribed as dietary supplements for the control of hypercholesterolemia and diabetes by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine.

Fenugreek Side Effects:
Excessive use may result in skin reactions. Coumarins and estrogen can be toxic if taken in large amounts. Fenugreek seeds are also believed to contain trypsin inhibitors and chymotrypsin inhibitors.

A side effect of consuming even small amounts of fenugreek (even as just an infusion in water) is a maple syrup or curry smell in the eater's sweat and urine, which is caused by the potent aroma compound sotolone. Fenugreek is frequently used in the production of flavoring for artificial syrups. The taste of toasted fenugreek is tastes somewhat like the herb cumin and has been described as slightly bitter.

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