22 Dec Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
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.
- skin wounds
- sore throats and coughs – taken internally.
Apply externally for:
- skin injuries, such as boils, rashes, cuts, or other wounds.
- pain caused by arthritis.
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.
Available in bulk seeds, capsules, and tinctures.