Fenugreek Seed Whole, Organic, 1/2 lb.

Trigonella foenum-graecum  |  Origin: India
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Fenugreek is a common spice found in Indian curry, while the sprouts of Fenugreek Seeds are often used in salads. It has a sweet, maple syrup flavor when made into a tea.

High in vitamin A, lecithin (which helps to dissolve cholesterol and fatty substances), selenium, and iron, Fenugreek contains expectorant properties that may help sooth, support and expel mucous from the respiratory system. It may also help to support a healthy digestive system.

Common Name: Fenugreek

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

  • Known as a lung herb, the seed is the part used.
  • Expels mucus and phlegm from the bronchial tubes.
  • Soothes sore throats.
  • Helps the digestive system, is a lubricant for the intestines, and coats ulcers and intestinal sores.
  • Contains lecithin which helps to dissolve cholesterol and fatty substances.
  • Used in poultices for inflammation and wounds.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
In folk medicine today, fenugreek is most commonly used for its expectorant properties. Like the other mucilaginous herbs, it causes the mucosal of the bowel to increase the production while decreasing the viscosity of protective fluid. This response in the digestive system triggers a sympathetic response in the other mucous membranes of the body. This is particularly noted in the respiratory and urinary systems. It is usually a key component of lung healing and expectorant formulas. It seems particularly suited to relieving the symptoms of allergies such as hay fever and in resolving the unproductive coughs often found in humid climates.

Fenugreek seeds are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of chemical constituents. The major effects of this seed are due to its mucilage content which causes it to swell in water and provides a source of viscous fiber. The seeds are rich in fixed oils which are often compared to cod liver oil preparations as it contains choline and vitamin A.

Contains mucilaginous compounds that decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluids and soothe inflamed tissue. It also contains bitter compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes and have a mild laxative effect. Fenugreek is an excellent herbal source of iron and selenium.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • We use Fenugreek in tincture combinations pertaining to any respiratory or digestive issues. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used in capsules. Due to its bitter flavor, we normally don't use it as a main ingredient in teas.
  • Avoid using it internally during pregnancy.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (except during pregnancy), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Fenugreek should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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