Fenugreek, commonly known as Methi, is an annual plant from the family of Leguminosae and is widely cultivated in Mediterranean countries and Asia. It is an aromatic plant reaching to a height of 50-60cm with branched & tapering roots. The leaves are alternate, lance-shaped, trifoliate. The seeds are hard, angular shaped & yellowish brown in color. The dried seeds have been traditionally used in India, China, Egypt and in some parts of Europe for their beneficial health effects such as, galactagogue, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, digestive-stimulant, cholesterol lowering, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective and rejuvenating effects. Fenugreek is widely used for diabetes, skin diseases, hair problems, constipation, high cholesterol level, asthma, bronchitis.
- Rasa (taste): Katu, Tikta (Pungent, Bitter)
- Veerya (nature): Ushna (Hot)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Katu (Pungent)
- Guna (qualities):Laghu, Snigdha (Light, Unctuous)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances Vata & Kapha
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) Methi Extract Saponins 50% by Gravimetry
Common Name Fenugreek Botanical Name Trigonella foenum graecum Standardization Saponins 50% Test Method Gravimetry Part Used Seeds Application Diabetes Management & Carbohydrate Metabolism