How “Fenugreek” give medical benefits?

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Fenugreek is the family of  Fabaceae, It is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop. Its seeds and leaves are commonly used in Indian subcontinent, and has been used as a herbal medicine as in ancient times.Also used in traditional medicine.

History of Fenugreek….

history 1: fenugreek seeds have been recovered from Tell Halal.( 4000 BC),

history2: the Romans flavored wine with fenugreek.( first-century A.D. recipe)

Fenugreek is used as a herb (dried or fresh leaves), spice (seeds), and vegetable (fresh leaves). Sotolon is the chemical responsible for the distinctive maple syrup smell of fenugreek. Cuboid-shaped, yellow- to amber-coloured fenugreek seeds are frequently encountered in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent.

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Nutrition’s details

In a 100 g amount,

  1. fenugreek seeds provide 323 kcal  of food energy 
  2. contain 9% water
  3. 58% carbohydrates
  4. 23% protein and 6% fat
  5.  calcium at 40%
  6.  dietary fiberB vitamins,
  7.  dietary minerals
  8. manganese (59% DV) and iron (262% DV) (table).

Medical benefits

  1. Fenugreek reduces biomarkers in people with diabetes and with pre-diabetic conditions is of limited quality.
  2. Increase insulin level in diabetic type 2 patients.
  3. Increase breast milk production. 
  4. Reduce high blood sugar levels
  5. Contains anti-inflammatory compounds.
  6. Reduce cholesterol. 
  7. have anticancer effects

overall neutrinos contain according to Wikipedia(resource Wikipedia) – In 100 grams of fenugreek

Energy1,352 kJ (323 kcal)
Carbohydrates58 g
Dietary fiber25 g
Fat6.4 g
Protein23 g
VitaminsQuantity%DV
Thiamine (B1)28%0.322 mg
Riboflavin (B2)31%0.366 mg
Niacin (B3)11%1.64 mg
Vitamin B646%0.6 mg
Folate (B9)14%57 μg
Vitamin C4%3 mg
MineralsQuantity%DV
Calcium18%176 mg
Iron262%34 mg
Magnesium54%191 mg
Manganese59%1.23 mg
Phosphorus42%296 mg
Potassium16%770 mg
Sodium4%67 mg
Zinc26%2.5 mg
Water8.8 g

Additional information

Fenugreek is an herb . It is native to the southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste similar to maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. Fenugreek is taken  for diabetesmenstrual crampshigh cholesterol, and many other conditions. In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. It is also used as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup, foods, beverages. In manufacturing, fenugreek extracts are used in soaps and beauty items.

Fenugreek appears to slow absorption of sugars in the stomach and stimulate insulin. Both of these effects lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.

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