Common Name: Methi
English Name: Fenugreek
Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum graecum Linn
Description: Fenugreek is an annual, leguminous plant. It has tri-foliate, obovate and toothed, light green leaves. Its stems are erect, long and tender. Blooming period occurs during summer. Flowers are yellow-white, occurring singly or in pairs at the leaf axils. Fruit is a curved seed-pod.
Chemical Constituents: Polysaccharide galactomannan, saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin, tigogenin, neotigogens), mucilage, volatile oils, alkaloids (choline and trigonelline).
Properties: Fresh Fenugreek leaves paste applied over the scalp regularly before bath helps hair grow, preserves natural color, keeps hair silky and also cures dandruff. Fenugreek seeds given to nursing mothers increase the flow of milk. Fenugreek seeds reduces the amounts of calcium oxalate in the kidneys which often contributes to kidney stones.
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