Fenugreek is an herb that is similar to clover. It is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine, and to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste similar to maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable.
Fenugreek seed extract is taken by mouth for diabetes, menstrual cramps, high cholesterol, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. It is also used as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup, foods, beverages, and tobacco.
In manufacturing, fenugreek seed extract is used in soaps and cosmetics.
Fenugreek seeds have been used in traditional medicines as a remedy for diabetes. Rich in protein, fenugreek seeds contain the unique major free amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine (4-OH-Ile), which has been characterized as one of the active ingredients for blood glucose control. Current use of fenugreek in foodstuff has been limited to its role as a flavoring agent, and not as an ingredient to help mitigate the blood glucose response for people with diabetes.
As part of a safety evaluation of novel ingredients for use in blood glucose control, the potential genotoxicity of a fenugreek seed extract (THL), containing a minimum of 40% 4-OH-ILE, was evaluated using the standard battery of tests (reverse mutation assay; mouse lymphoma forward mutation assay; mouse micronucleus assay) recommended by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food ingredients. THL was determined not to be genotoxic under the conditions of the tested genetic toxicity battery. The negative assay results provide support that addition of THL to foodstuffs formulated for people with diabetes is expected to be safe. A wide safety margin is established, as anticipated doses are small compared to the doses administered in the assays.
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Fenugreek Seed Extract Powder
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
100% through 80 Mesh
L-4-Hydroxyisoleucine by HPLC
Total Plate Count
Yeast & Mold
Two years when properly stored.
Tightly sealed in a clean, cool, dry area.
1. Promote insulin secretion, regulate blood sugar and promote body building.
2. Lower cholesterin and protect heart.
3. Lubricates the intestines, relieve constipation.
4. Benefit to eyes, resist asthma and sinus problems.
5. Improve muscle strength and lean muscle mass.
Fenugreek Seed Extract Application:
Regulate blood sugar and promote body building
Reduce cholesterin and protect heart
Bulk laxative and lubricates the intestines
Good for eyes and help with asthma and sinus problems
In traditional Chinese medical science, the product is for kidney health, expelling cold, cure abdominal distention and fullness, cure enteric hernia and cold damp cholera.
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