Fenugreek Seeds


COMMON NAME
Standardized: Fenugreek seed

BOTANICAL NAME
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Plant Family: Fabaceae

Other: Greek hay, Greek clover, alholva (Spanish),1 methi or medhika (Ayurveda), hu lu ba (Chinese)

CUT SIZES:
Whole Seeds, TBC, Powder. All “99% Quality”

OVERVIEW
Fenugreek seed has been used in herbalism and for culinary purposes for millennia. It is most often utilized in Indian, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cuisine, but is used commercially as a flavoring agent in much of the world. Its delicate maple-like flavor makes it perfect for baked goods and confectionaries and also for creating imitation maple syrups. It has been utilized in traditional herbalism to support digestion, support lactation in nursing mothers, and as a topical application.

Product Description: SEEDS
Available all seasons Harvest season: May – June.

BOTANY
Fenugreek is an annual herb with light yellow flowers and three lobed, clover-like leaves, typical of the pea or Fabaceae family. Native to the Mediterranean region, the Ukraine, India, and China. The generic name, Trigonella, is derived from ancient Greek and means ‘three-angled’ in reference to the shape of the plant’s corolla and the specific name, foenum-graecum, literally means ‘Greek hay’ as the plant was used to scent poor quality hay.

HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
Cultivated in ancient Assyria as early as the seventh century B.C.E., fenugreek seeds have been appreciated for their beneficial and culinary properties for thousands of years by the people living in this area, in particular the Egyptians. Fenugreek was first mentioned in the Ebers papyri (ca. 1500 B.C.E.). In Cairo, the seeds were soaked and made into a paste which was referred to as ‘helba.’ This herbal remedy was also utilized in traditional Arabian, Greek, and Indian medicine. In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), fenugreek has been administered since at least eleventh century and is now official in the Chinese pharmacopeia. Considered bitter in taste and heating in nature, it is used to dispel dampness and cold and to warm the kidneys. Its main effects are on the kidney, lung, and large intestine meridians.

In traditional western herbalism, fenugreek seed has been used for many of the same purposes, particularly to support digestion and lactation in nursing mothers. Additionally, fenugreek is an emollient and makes a fine poultice for external use. Its mucilaginous qualities make it beneficial internally as well.

*PRECAUTIONS
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

General: We recommend This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease without consulting a doctor, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or Tack any medications. This Specification has been evaluated by the EOS. The product comes to you with a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee.