herbals fenugreek

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Fenugreek

Scientific:Trigonella foenum-graceum
Other:Fenugreek

Indications

Gynecological
• agalactea
dysmenorrhea

Gastrointestinal
• anorexia
• convalescence
• dyspepsia
• gastritis
peptic ulcers

Endocrine
diabetes mellitus
• hypercholesterolemia

Musculoskeletal
• arthrits

Respiratory
bronchitis

Integumentary (externally)
• boils
• sores
• lymphadenitis
• fistulas
• tumours

Actions

demulcent
bitter
hypoglycemic
antispasmodic
antiinflammatory
antirheumatic
galactagogue
vulnerary
hepatic
cholagogue
antihyperlipidemic

Constituents

• mucilage
• alkaloids (trigonelline)
• steroidal saponins (diosgenin, foenugraecin)
• flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin)
• amino acid (4-hydroxy-isoleucine)
• coumarins

Posology

1½ tsp/cup decoction to stimulate lactation, up to tid 1-2 ml tincture, tid 15-50 g defatted seed powder, bid7 1-2 tsp seed powder in 8 oz water, cold infusion (1 hr), bid-tid 3-6 ml tincture, tid 1.5 tsp/d seed16

Safety

Lactation - considered safe.

Pregnancy - should be sued with caution and not exceed the amount found in diet.

Boy odor - may cause "maple syrup" like odour when

References

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