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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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fenugreek

fenugreek

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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that used ethyl acetate extract of fenugreek (25) and studies on diosgenin, the main saponin in fenugreek.
Extract Preparation from Fenugreek seed, black cumin seed and ajwain: Black cumin seed, ajwain seeds and fenugreek seeds were purchased from local market.
The study was a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study investigating the effect of 90 days of supplementation with a standardised extract of fenugreek husk in symptomatic menopausal women presenting to a gynaecologist for medical consultancy and treatment in India.
The reported health benefits of the various components of fenugreek, including the seeds and leaves, might be linked to their antioxidant compounds.
You can make use of fenugreek powder with buttermilk to get the best health result.
Since leaves are the economic parts of the fenugreek, the observations were recorded on plant height and number of leaves at 15, 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing.
Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, garlic, red chillies and one sliced onion, and grind to a smooth paste along with roasted coconut, turmeric powder and tamarind.
Fenugreek belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants; it was named Trigonella, from the Latin for "little triangle" due to its yellowish-white triangular flowers.
Mix in the paprika, turmeric, garam masala, chilli and the rest of the toasted cumin, coriander and fenugreek.
After quarter of an hour add the pakoras, garam masala, fenugreek leaves, green chilli (slit down the middle).
Fenugreek is a staple of Indian food and has a very distinctive, curry-powder aroma.