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
Some recent studies suggest
that fenugreek also has a mild anti-inflammatory effect as well as beneficial for the
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
sore throats and coughs.
lactation problems of
high cholesterol or blood
sore throats and coughs -
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.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in bulk seeds,
capsules, and tinctures.