Page Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. What Fenugreek Is Used For
  3. How Trigonella Is Used
  4. Science says
  5. Side Effects and Cautions


The latin name for fenugreek is Trigonella foenum-graecum

Charred Trigonella seeds found in Tell Halal, Iraq date back to 4000 BC. Desiccated seeds have beeen recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamen.

What Trigonella is Used For


In the past it has been used for numerous health conditions including digestive problems, menopausal symptoms and also for inducing childbirth.

In the present day, it is used for milk production stimulation in women who do breast feeding, appetite loss and diabetes. Additionally it is skin inflammation is treated by applying on to the skin.

The seeds are mixed together with yogurt and employed as hair conditioner in India for hair. In Ethiopia it is reportedly employed to treat diabetes as well as making bread.

In Egypt, the seeds are used to make sweet tea. It is one of the herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine.

How Trigonella Is Used

Dried seeds are grounded up and taken orally or used to make a paste which is applied over the skin.

Science Says


Numerous human tests have displayed that Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds have hypocholesterolemic as well as hypoglycemic effects on type2 & type1 diabetic mellitus patients and diabetic animals which have been used in experiments.

In additional research, the seeds were shown to protect against colon and breast cancer in experiments.

Side Effects and Cautions


There are possible side effects, these include bloating, diarrhea and gas and skin irritation.

Pregnant women should exercise caution given the fact it has been used to induce childbirth in history.

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