Trigonella Foenum

Natural Extracts

Trigonella Foenum – Gracum
Botanical Name : : TRIGONELLA FOENUM – GRACUM

Family Name: : FABACEAE

Common Name: : FENUGREEK, GREEK HAYES, ALHOLVA, BIRD’S FOOT, BOYOTU, CHINAGREYE, FENEGRIEK, FOENUM GRAECUM

Part Used : Leaves and seeds

Habitat : Wild in kashmir, punjab and upper gangetic plains and also cultivated in other parts of India as a pot-herb.

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Uses : Fenugreek seed has been used for stomach upset, swelling (inflammation) of the upper air passages or throat, appetite, for lowering blood sugar and for softening the stool. It also has been used as a gargle to relieve sore throat and as an external dressing for swelling (local inflammation).

The seeds are very nourishing and are given to convalescents and to encourage weight gain, especially in anorexia nervosa. Research has shown that the seeds can inhibit cancer of the liver, lower blood cholesterol levels and also have an antidiabetic effect. The seed and leaves are anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactogogue, hypoglycaemic, laxative, parasiticide, restorative and uterine tonic.

The seeds can be ground into a powder and used as a poultice for abscesses, boils, ulcers, burns etc. or they can be used as a douche for excessive vaginal discharge. One of its constituent alkaloids used in cancer therapy. An essential oil is obtained from the seed – used as a food flavouring and medicinally. The dried plant has a strong aroma of hay.

Parts Offered : Fenugreek seeds, Fenugreek leaves

TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRACUM(FENUGREEK)
PRODUCT CODE: NE/TF/098
PART USED SEEDS
DESCRIPTION LIGHT BROWN COLOURED FREE FLOWING POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
EXCEPIENT USED MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE .
BULK DENSITY > 0.6 GM / CC
LOSS ON DRYING MAX. 5%
TOTAL PLATE COUNT MAX. 3000 CFU / GM
SALMONELLA ABSENT
E COLI ABSENT
STAPHYLOCOCCUS ABSENT
PSEUDOMONAS ABSENT
MOLD AND YEAST MAX. 500 CFU / GM
HEAVY METALS MAX. 20 PPM
ASSAY
TOTAL 4 HYDROXY ISOLEUCINE
MIN. 50%