Scientific name of Fenugreek: Trigonella foemum-graecum Linn

Name of Fenugreek in different languages:

Sanskrit: Methika, Methi, Gandaphala.

Hindi: Methi

Malayalam: Uluva-ഉലുവ

Plant Description:-

Fenugreek is an annual herb, commonly cultivated in south India as a spice, it grows up to 60 cm. in height, leaves are green, and arranged in 3  three small obovate to oblong leaflets, flowers are small and yellow in color, seeds contain in a pod, length to 3-4 inches, and about 10-15 seeds contain in the pod, which are brown in color.

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

useful in the treatment of diabetic conditions, enhance the production of breast milk, a digestive agent, controls cholesterol level, and induce testosterone hence improving sexual vitality, reducing the body’s foul smell,  and giving a cooling effect in the body

Chemical content:

Analgesic, protodioscin, saponin

How to prepare medicines:

1. To increase breast milk: One tablespoon of crushed Fenugreek seeds powder mixed in cow milk or goat milk and drink 3 glasses daily.

2. Dandruff:  Some fenugreek seeds were kept in water for two hours, and then ground well to make a paste and applied to the scalp waited for 1 hour, and washed off in water.

One of the Ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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