Fenugreek is native to sub-Himalayan plains of Indian subcontinent, and today; it is widely grown all-over southern and Mediterranean Europe, Middle-East Asia and northern African regions.
Fenugreek seeds have been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for cough and bronchitis. If used regularly, fenugreeks may help control cholesterol, triglyceride as well as high blood sugar (glycemic) levels in diabetics.
Health benefits of fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds are rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients and also a very good source of soluble dietary fiber.
Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) which constitute major fiber content in the fenugreeks include saponins, hemicellulose, mucilage, tannin, and pectin. These compounds help lower blood LDL-cholesterol levels by inhibiting bile salts re-absorption in the colon. They also bind to toxins in the food and help to protect the colon mucus membrane from cancers.
NSPs (non-starch polysaccharides) increase the bulk of the food and augment bowel movements. Altogether, NSPs assist in smooth digestion and help relieve constipation ailments.
It has been established that amino-acid 4-hydroxy isoleucine present in the fenugreek seeds has facilitator action on insulin secretion. In addition, fiber in the seeds helps lower rate of glucose absorption in the intestines thus controls blood sugar levels. Fenugreek seeds are therefore one of the ingredient that recommended in the diabetic diet.
The seeds contain many phytochemical compounds such as choline, trigonelline diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin, tigogenin and neotigogens. Together, these compounds attribute for the medicinal properties of fenugreeks.
This prized spice is an excellent sources of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure by countering action on sodium. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome-oxidases enzymes.
It is also rich in many vital vitamins that are essential nutrients for optimum health, including thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, and vitamin-C.
Well-known today as a culinary herb, fenugreek has been valued since ancient times for its unique ability to promote healthy carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. These 610 mg capsules make it easier than ever to take advantage of this herb's natural balancing benefits.
Serving Size 1 Capsule Fenugreek Seed 610 mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate.
Suggested Use: Take two capsules per day with food and water.
WARNING: Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing.
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