|Botanical Name||:||Trigonella foenum|
|Common Name||:||Greek Hay and Fenigreek|
|Plant Parts Used||:||Seeds|
|Extraction Method||:||Steam Distillation|
|Color & Odor||:||Brownish yellow thick viscous liquid with bitter pungent flavor|
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 neogitogenin.Specific Gravity :
0.97900 - 0.98400 @ 25°CRefractive Index :
1.48900 - 1.49300 @ 20°CProperties :
It is , carminative, demulcent, expectorant, laxative, dibetic and stomachicBenefits & Uses :
- Fenugreek is used to treat diabetes in adults (late-onset diabetes), poor digestion, gastric inflammation, digestive disorders and tuberculosis
- 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.