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FOENUGREEK - 胡芦巴
Trigonella foenum-graecum

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Adstringent, diarrhea, loss of appetite, anemia, fever, disorders of the metabolic system, diabetes, stomach ulcers, high cholesterin, inflammation of throat and tonsils (tonsilitis), demineralisation, labor, menstrual pain, lactation, high blood sugar, digestive disorders ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Trigonella foenum graecum semen - 330mg

Part used :
Dried seeds and blossoming sprout tips

Fenugreek is a member of the pea family (Leguminosae, Fabaceae). It is a annual plant, growing up to 60 cm tall (24in) which is native in Asia and in the eastern Mediterranean. In the dry regions of the Middle East, northern Africa and Spain, Fenugreek is grown as food for humans and feed for lifestock still today. It is also a spice which is used in curry.

The seeds contain a fatty oil with tryglycerides of linolenic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic (lipoic) acid and oleo-acid, essential oils, lecithine, phytosterol (a steroid compound similar to cholesterol), mucilage, saponines, sapogenines, the vitamins A and D, phosphor and a active ingredient (choline) which prevents fatty liver, arteriosclerosis and is beneficial to the body metabolism. But that is not all: Fenugreek also contains histidine, a amino acid which can prevent damage to the liver. In France, Fenugreek is cultivated for use in the treatment of processes related to tuberculosis and to help ease menstrual pains. Seniors use it to stimulate their appetite and revitalise their metabolism (the seeds are rich in amino acids). In powdered form, Fenugreek is used to gargle and treat throat and tonsil inflammations.

History: Hippocrates considered Fenugreek to be one of the most important medicinal herbs. In ancient Egypt, Fenugreek was used to facilitate birth and help with lactation.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules two to three times daily, with plenty of water, before meals.

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