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Fenugreek - Flammatiion Calming Super Star?

By Dan Drupsteen September 18, 2018 0 comments

The generic name of Fenugreek Seed is Trigonella, which comes from ancient Greek and means 'three-angled' because of the shape of the plants.

Fenugreek seed has been cultivated in ancient Assyria and was mentioned for the first time in Ebers papyri (ca. 1500 B.C.E.). In Cairo, seeds were used for pasta preparation, known as "Helba".

Fenugreek has also been used in Indian, Greek and Arabian medicine. Today, in China, this herb officially participates as an official natural drug in pharmacopeia.

Benefits of using Fenugreek Seed extract

Fenugreek Seed extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential. Fenugreek Seed contains about 323 calories and the fiber quality has very high value. It contains high doses of minerals as iron. Calcium, selenium, zinc, magnesium etc. Includes vitamins such as folic acid, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin A. *

The amino acid 4-hydroxy isoleucine present in the seeds provides glucose absorption which contributes for lower blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.

Research suggests Fenugreek seed also:
  • Protects the heart *
  • Regulates blood sugar *
  • Regulation of bad cholesterol *
  • Sinus problems *
  • Cure abdominal distention *
  • Cure enteric hernia *
  • Prevent hair loss *
  • It can be used against the dandruff *
  • Protects the liver *
  • Protects the kidneys *
  • Complete positive effect to skin ( anti-aging and cure the acne ) *

Fenugreek Seed extract as Aphrodisiac.

Fenugreek Seed extract has seen positive effects on male libido. It has often been used for supporting optimal erectile function in men.

There was a study which included 60 men, between ages of 25 and 52 years without any ED history. They consumed 600mg of fenugreek extract per day for six weeks. Results were fantastic – they all experienced a significant boost in sexual energy and optimised testosterone levels. *

Fenugreek Seed extract as Blood Glucose Control

Fenugreek Seed extract has been highly recommended to people with high levels of blood glucose. It should be consumed after a meal (mostly, after lunch).

From another side, as we get older our tissues glycates. Research that has been made on animals using this extract, they noticed that it helps reduce free radicals in the body and improvees glucose tolerance.

In another study, Indian researches added 100gr of Fenugreek Seed extract to patienst with insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1) each day, They had found out that blood glucose levels had been significantly reduced, as well as cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides. *

Fenugreek Seed extract and Menopause Symptoms

Menopause can come with many uncomfortable symptoms including depression, bad mood, high appetite that affects weight gain. These symptoms result from the decrease in estrogen. Fenugreek Seed extract as a natural support can be use specifically in these cases, due to isoflavones and diosgenin, materials which contain fenugreek. These materials have similar features as the female sex hormone estrogen. *

Heart Disease

Fenugreek Seed extract contains high doses of galactomannan which has shown support for heart health.

It also contains potassium, which is a potent blood pressure controller, which helps maintain healthy blood flow in the body.

Fenugreek Seed extract and Inflammation

There are many research studies that confirm Fenugreek to support lower inflammation levels in the whole body. Fenugreek Seed extract has similar ingredients as cinnamon and curcumin. *

Fenugreek Seed extract as Cancer Support

Consuming fenugreek Seed extract can be very effective as a support herb for people with cancer. Studies suggest that this extract can support the suppression of the cancer cells without causing harm in healthy body tissue.

Fenugreek also has a very powerful antioxidant profile and strong anti-inflammatory characteristics that could support the body to lower the expansion of cancer cells. *

Fenugreek Seed extract and Insomnia

More than 60 million people around the world suffer from severe insomnia. Many people often take sleeping pills without having the knowledge of the all side effects that can really harm our bodies in the long-run. Long term use of sleeping pills is associated with depression, anxiety, dizziness... even an increase in the risk of miscarriage. Luckily, there are another herbal supplements that can improve this unpleasant situation and all related symptoms. *


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The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males; BioMed Central Ltd; 2010

Efficacy of a Novel Fenugreek Seed Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum, FurocystTM) in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS); Ivyspring International Publisher; 2015


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