- Archaeologists have dated the usage of fenugreek back to 4000 BC, after the spice was excavated in Tell Halal, Iraq.
- The Egyptians used the seeds to make incense for embalming rituals of their dead.
- While well-known for its medicinal uses it has also been an important part of many cultures for itsculinary application.
- In India, it is used for making different types of curries and when the seeds are roasted it is used as a coffee substitute...
The name Fenugreek comes from the plant’s Latin name Trigonella
The name is symbolic of the Greeks as they were known to traditionally add fenugreek to low-quality hay for their livestock. Fenugreek is the fruit portion of a herbaceous plant native to Europe and India. The plant itself during the summer months produces tiny yellow or white flowers and once they have bloomed, long thin pods containing brown colored seeds appear. The seeds are usually collected in the fall. The seeds are a nourishing source of protein, as well as, 50% fiber and 25% mucilage which is what contributes to its soothing qualities.
Much of the nourishing qualities in fenugreek seeds are found in the saponins and specific types of fiber. The fiber is very rich in
Fenugreek is known in herbal medicine as a double direction herb because it’s also known to support male vitality despite much of the research indicating that it has no direct primary effects on testosterone levels. One specific study mentions that a standardized version of this herb was given to 60 men between the ages of 25 and 52 at a dosage of 600 mg daily for 6 weeks. The outcome of the study was that this standardized version had overall positive effects on physiological aspects of vitality. It also showed positive effects on muscle strength and energy. Fenugreek appears to inhibit aromatase and 5a-reductase activity. Therefore, it was concluded that fenugreek may assist the body in maintaining normal healthy levels of vitality via secondary actions and not directly via testosterone.
One area where fenugreek is well studied is in its ability to possibly support healthy blood sugar and lipid levels. Fenugreek contains an amino acid called 4-
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Fenugreek Seed Powder may include:
- May support healthy blood sugar levels
- May support healthy lipid levels
- May support healthy kidney function
- May support relief of irritated tissue
- May support the production of mother’s milk
- May support male vitality
Constituents of Fenugreek include:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Vitamin A (RAE), Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin D
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine
,.Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine, Glycine
- Alkaloids: Trigonelline
- Polyphenols: Gallic Acid, Phytic Acid
- Steroid saponins: Furostanol, Trigonella
- Sapogenins: Yamogenin, Gitogenin, Tigogenin, Neotigogens
- Other: Phosphates, Lecithin, Nucleo-albumin
Suggested Use: Mix one tablespoon in your favorite juice or smoothie.
Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice to the very top with leaving as little space as possible and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good
Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic cinnamon and organic cayenne powders.
Other Names: Alholva, Bird's Foot, Bockshornklee, Bockshorn same, Chandrika, Egypt Fenugreek, Fenogreco,
Parts Used: Fenugreek Seed.
Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum.
Ingredients: Raw Fenugreek Seed Powder.
Origin: Grown and milled in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up,resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
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