Fenugreek  (Greek hay, goat horn, God grasses,)

Latin Name: Trigonella foenum graecum


Medicinal parts
Medicinal parts fenugreeks are as follows:
• Seeds,
• Leaves
Curative effect

Its seed has many benefits. In previous centuries in India numerous studies are conducted. It was found that two grams placed in water correspond to a single dose of insulin, so the Indians used it as a treatment of the first stage of diabetes, i.e. for people who take insulin externally, by injection.


Seeds contain peptide sequences associated with zinc acting on the level of sugar in blood. They have such an effect due to increased concentrations of sulfate and amino acids that help in converting peptide sequences in the pancreas (duodenum) in effective insulin.

We have already mentioned that people with the second stage of diabetes suffer from lack of sulfur that connects these two elements which leads to the emergence of an effective insulin. Taking sulfur by consuming plants that contain it increases the efficiency of this conversion, because it is in the natural form and as a result we have production of effective insulin.

Studies have shown that the seeds contain substances that act as anti-inflammatory. Because of this they are used for joint pain, and also are used for the treatment of superficial wounds.


Effective ingredients

We have already stated that fenugreek contains trigonellene and choline, resinous substances, proteins and some oils. Seeds of fenugreek contain diosgenin, which is a substance that has an effect similar to women`s hormone estrogen, and therefore it is used to treat symptoms during menopause for women. It was found that the solution of fenugreek seeds in water increases the secretion of milk in women, and also is helpful for delay of the menstrual cycle. Fenugreek contains a substance trimethylamine which is useful for female genitals.