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