Fenugreek

Description : Fenugreek (also known as Greek Hay and Fenigreek), is an herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world. While the seeds and leaves are primarily used as a culinary spice, it is also used to treat a variety of health problems in Egypt, Greece, Italy, and South Asia.

Fenugreek seeds have been found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin

Uses : 

  • HOME REMEDY FOR BALANCING CHOLESTEROL
  • TREATING DIABETES AND LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
  • HERBAL CURE FOR SKIN INFLAMMATION
  • NATURAL CURE FOR HEARTBURN AND ACID REFLUX
  • HOME REMEDY FOR FEVER
  • BREAST ENLARGEMENT
  • REMEDY TO EASE CHILD BIRTH FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
  • REMEDY TO AID MILK PRODUCTION IN LACTATING WOMEN

Health Benefits :

  • Lowers blood cholesterol
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps counter acid reflux or heartburn
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Remedy for fever and sore throat
  • Increases breast milk production in lactating women
  • Induces and eases child birth
  • Helps reduce menstrual discomfort
  • Helps increase breast size
  • Helps prevent colon cancer
  • Helps soothe skin inflammation and reduces scars
  • Helps treat skin problems
  • Can help resolve hair problems

 

Side Effects : 

  • While Fenugreek is generally considered to be safe when used moderately, there have been reports of a few minor side-effects. Nausea is one common side effect, while other people have reported gastrointestinal discomfort (diarrhea and/or gas). Also, when using this herb topically on the skin, it is important to watch out for skin irritations and rashes.
  • Fenugreek use during pregnancy is not recommended, since it has the potential to induce labor. If you are pregnant and wish to take it, you should do so only after consultation with your doctor.

Fenugreek Oleoresin : It is oleoresin derived from the dried ripe seeds of Trigonella foenum-graccum commonly known as Fenugreek. The seeds of the fenugeek contains 50% fibre from which 20 % is mucilagenous fibre. The Oleoresin of the spice contain proteins, saponins and possess nutritive and restorative properties. Oleoresin does not contain fibre.

Botanical Name
: Trigonella foenumgraecum
Family Name
: Fabaceae
Name in some International Languages
:
Spanish – Alholva
Arabic – Hulba
Chinese – K’u – Tou
Flavour Characteristics
:
Bitter Pungent, Flavour
Usage Profile
:
Foods, Cosmetics, Medcines etc.
Commercial part
:
Fruit or Seed
Harvesting Season
:
February to may
Product
:
Fenugreek Oleoresin
 

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Specifications
Fenugreek Oleoresin
Product : Brown Thick Paste
Description : Characteristic Odour & Bitter in Taste
Extraction : By 90% Methanol
Total Ash : Not more than 8%
Heavy metals as Pb : Not more than 30 ppm
Specifications
Fenugreek Oleoresin
Product : Brown Thick Paste
Description : Characteristic Odour & Bitter in Taste
Extraction : By 90% Methanol
Total Ash : Not more than 8%
Heavy metals as Pb : Not more than 30 ppm