Fenugreek- Medicinal Uses, Interactions, Side Effects, Dosage

by Steve Mathew - Date: 2007-02-21 - Word Count: 116 Share This!

Fenugreek bears hard, irregularly shaped seeds, which are used both as a spice and as an herbal medicine. The seeds have a characteristic odor and a somewhat bitter taste. Fenugreek is native to Asia and southeastern Europe.
Uses and Benefits:
Fenugreek came from the herbal medicine traditions of the Middle East, India, and Egypt, and later in China and Europe, and was favored as a digestive aid for dyspepsia, intestinal gas, ,anorexia, and diarrhea. It was also used to treat chronic cough, bronchitis, fever, sore throat, and mouth ulcers. Poultices and other external formulations have been used for wounds and skin irritations. Fenugreek's most common modern indications include diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
Fenugreek seeds contain 45-60% carbohy

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