Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Fenugreek

(Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Description…

This plant is a member of a legume family and has been used for centuries for digestive problems, skin injuries, sore throats, fever, muscle aches, and impotence.

Fenugreek is a legume not a grain, so as with other legumes, it contains a high vegetable and protein content. It is high in vitamin B and phosphorus compounds which make it beneficial for nervous complaints.

Some recent studies suggest that fenugreek also has a mild anti-inflammatory effect as well as beneficial for the liver.

How It May Benefit You…

Take internally for:

  • digestive disorders.
  • sore throats and coughs.
  • lactation problems of nursing mothers.
  • high cholesterol or blood sugar.
  • boils
  • rashes
  • skin wounds
  • arthritis
  • sore throats and coughs – taken internally.

Apply externally for:

  • skin injuries, such as boils, rashes, cuts, or other wounds.
  • pain caused by arthritis.

Caution…

Fenugreek causes uterine contractions. Do not use it if you are pregnant. Do not give to children under age two; for older children and adults, start treatment with low-strength doses.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability…

Available in bulk seeds, capsules, and tinctures.

 

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