Therapeutic Applications of Fenugreek

Altern Med Rev. 2003 Feb;8(1):20-7.

Abstract

Fenugreek has a long history of medical uses in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, and has been used for numerous indications, including labor induction, aiding digestion, and as a general tonic to improve metabolism and health. Preliminary animal and human trials suggest possible hypoglycemic and antihyperlipidemic properties of oral fenugreek seed powder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / blood
  • Hyperlipidemias / drug therapy
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / adverse effects
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Plant Extracts / adverse effects
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Trigonella

Substances

  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Plant Extracts
  • fenugreek seed meal