Brand Name: birds foot, bockshornsam, chilbe, foenugraeci semen, Greek hay, griechische Heusamen, hu lu ba, methi, trigonella foenum graecum
Generic Name: Fenugreek
Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals; Gastrointestinal, Herbals; Metabolic and Endocrine, Herbals
What Is Fenugreek and How Does It Work?
Fenugreek is used as an appetite stimulant, and to treat atherosclerosis, constipation, diabetes, dyspepsia/gastritis, fevers, kidney ailments, hyperlipidemia/hypertriglyceridemia, lactation promotion, and for local inflammation (topical).
Hypertriglyceridemia: Preliminary clinical research suggests it may lower triglycerides in type 2 diabetics
Fenugreek is available under the following different brand and other names: birds foot, bockshornsam, chilbe, foenugraeci semen, Greek hay, griechische Heusamen, hu lu ba, methi, and trigonella foenum graecum.
Dosages of Fenugreek:
- 1-2 g orally three times daily
- No more than: 6 g/day
- 1 cup multiple times/day; 500 mg seed/150 mL water
- Apply topically as needed
- Paste: 50 g of powdered seed in 0.25-1 L hot water
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Diabetes Mellitus, Postprandial Glucose Control
- 10-15 g orally once/day or in divided doses with meals OR
- Hydroalcoholic extract: 1 g orally once/day OR
- Seed: 5 g/day orally
- 0.6-2.5 g orally twice daily with meals
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