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fenugreek

an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds
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Toasted fenugreek seed is actually a healthy sugar substitute, tasting somewhat like maple syrup, yet it reduces plasma glucose and insulin responses in non-insulin-dependent diabetics (lowers blood sugar). Raw fenugreek is healthy but bitter, toasting makes it more palatable. Used in treating baldness, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, fungal infections, stomach ulcers, pain reliever, expel mucus, antiseptic, lung infections, asthma, sinus, uterine relaxant, menopause, depression, constipation. (should not be taken by pregnant women). Very popular in Indian dishes and Asia. The whole plant is edible.
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By week 2, the sourness of mango seeps into the spices, fenugreek seeds, and garlic pods, and pickle becomes tasty.
Germination of fenugreek seeds improves hypoglycaemic effects and normalizes insulin signilling pathway efficiently in diabetes.
Reduction of Cu+2 into Cu0 during addition of fenugreek seeds extract is monitored as a consequence of the change in colour and thus can be studied through UV-Vis spectroscopy.
Lipid-lowering and antioxidant effects of an ethyl acetate extract of fenugreek seeds in high-cholesterol-fed rats.
Antioxidants obtained from fenugreek seeds protect cellular structures from oxidative damage.
Extract Preparation from Fenugreek seed, black cumin seed and ajwain: Black cumin seed, ajwain seeds and fenugreek seeds were purchased from local market.
tsp black peppercorns 1 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds 1tbsp coriander seeds, or ground coriander For the curry: 3 large tomatoes, quartered 15 large garlic cloves 1/2 tsp chilli powder 3/4 tsp ground turmeric 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 dried chillies 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (available from good supermarkets) 1/4 tsp brown mustard seeds Salt 600g firm white fish, cut into steaks (Dad's favourite is rohu, or sea bream) 3 Indian green finger chillies, stalks removed, pierced with a knife 2 handfuls of coriander stalks and leaves, roughly chopped Rice to serve METHOD 1.
Using fenugreek seeds powder as a feed additive in rations of Sharabi local cows and its effect on some hematological and biochemical parameters.
4-hydroxyisoleucine (4-HI) constitutes about 80% of the total content of free amino acids in Fenugreek seeds and are found exclusively in this plant.
Heat a small heavy-based dry pan, tip in the cumin, coriander and fenugreek seeds, then heat briefly until toasted and smelling fragrant (they will start to jump in the pan).
Fenugreek seeds have historically been used to stimulate lactation and to treat diabetes, digestive problems, high cholesterol and other lipid abnormalities, high blood pressure, acid reflux, and constipation.