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Fenugreek Seeds

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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
As an adjunct for the management of hypercholesterolaemia, and hyper-glycaemia in cases of diabetes mellitus (18–21). Prevention and treatment of mountain sickness (22). 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Internally  for  loss  of  appetite,  and  externally  as  a  poultice  for  local  inflammations (23).  Treatment  of  pain,  and  weakness  and  oedema  of  the legs (7)
Uses described in traditional medicine 
As an aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, galactagogue and tonic (12, 23). Treatment of abdominal colic, bronchitis, diarrhoea, eczema, gout, indigestion, dropsy, fever, impotence, chronic cough, liver disorders, wounds and the common cold (5, 12)


5. Malaysian herbal monograph. Vol. 1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Monograph Committee, 1999
7. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China  (English  edition).  Vol.  IBeijing, Chemical Industry Press, 2000
12.  Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, IL, University of Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the
tific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services).
18.  Sharma  RD,  Raghuram  TC,  Rao  NS.  Effect  of  fenugreek  seeds  on  blood  lucose  and  serum  lipids  in  type  I  diabetes. European  Journal  of  Clinical  Nutrition, 1990, 44:301–306.
19.  Sharma RD et al. Use of fenugreek seed powder in the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. 
Nutrition Research, 1996, 16:1331–1339.
20.  Bordia  A,  Verma  SK,  Srivastava  KC.  Effect  of  ginger  (Zingiber  officinale.Rosc.) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) on blood lipids, blood, sugar and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease. 
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 1997, 56:379–384.
21.  Awal MA et al. Effects of karela and fenugreek on lipid profile in hypercho-lesterolemic  diabetic  patients.  Bangladesh  Journal  of  Physiology  and  Pharmacology, 1999, 15:6–8. 
22.   Bensky  D,  Gamble  A,  Kaptchuk  T,  eds.  Chinese  herbal  medicine,  materia  medica, rev. ed. Seattle, WA, Eastland Press, 1993. 

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