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Fenugreek seeds - whole

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Excerpts from the book Nutritional Herbology

In folk medicine today, fenugreek is most commonly used for its expectorant properties. Like the other mucilaginous herbs, it causes the mucosal of the bowel to increase the production while decreasing the viscosity of protective fluid. This response in the digestive system triggers a sympathetic response in the other mucous membranes of the body. This is particularly noted in the respiratory and urinary systems.

Fenugreek seeds are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of chemical constituents. The major effects of this seed are due to its mucilage content which causes it to swell in water and provides a source of viscous fiber. The seeds are rich in fixed oils which are often compared to cod liver oil preparations as it contains choline and vitamin A.It is usually a key component of lung healing and expectorant formulas. It seems particularly suited to relieving the symptoms of allergies such as hay fever and in resolving the unproductive coughs often found in humid climates.

Contains mucilaginous compounds that decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluids and soothe inflamed tissue. It also contains bitter compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes and have a mild laxative effect. Fenugreek is an excellent herbal source of iron and selenium. It has been used to treat bronchitis, dyspepsia, fevers, ulcers, respiratory tract infections, anorexia, and gastritis.

Excerpts from the book The How to Herb Book

  • Known as a lung herb, the seed is the part used.
  • Expels mucus and phlegm from the bronchial tubes.
  • Soothes sore throats.
  • Helps the digestive system, is a lubricant for the intestines, and coats ulcers and intestinal sores.
  • Contains lecithin which helps to dissolve cholesterol and fatty substances.
  • Expels toxic waste through the lymphatic system.
  • Used in poultices for inflammation and wounds.

Has been used in the following:

  • Allergies
  • Coughs
  • Digestion
  • Emphysema
  • Flatulence-gas
  • Headache, migraine
  • Intestinal inflammation, and ulcers
  • Intestinal lubricant
  • Lungs
  • Mucous membranes
  • Mucus, expels
  • Throat, sore

Tid Bits You'll Want to Know:

Caution: Avoid using it internally during pregnancy.

Uses: It's mostly used for internal applications: teas, tinctures, food recipes, etc. Like many other bulk herbs, we add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts for added nutrition and fiber without affecting the flavor. Fenugreek can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.

Voice of Experience: Fenugreek is indispensable in chicken soup. Try it and let us know what you think.

Storage: The nutrients in Fenugreek are not very sensitive to air and light exposure. However, it should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is not necessary.

Questions?: Check out Frequently Asked Questions.

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  1. Great for Breastfeeding

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2014

    Thank you for a speedy transaction. This product is a "must have" addition to a tincture I make to help with my milk supply. It is a wonderful booster for increasing milk production. Great product plus fast shipping equals a happy customer ;-)


  2. Chicken Soup for the Common Cold

    Posted by lisa on 14th Oct 2013

    Fenugreek Seed is a must have spice for my chicken soup and, in my opinion, is possibly the reason chicken soup has long been lauded as a remedy for the common cold.

    The seeds do swell after soaking and, if pinched between the fingers, the outer skin will slip off revealing the inner seed. The seed has 3 "flavors" to it: At first, it's nutty like a sunflower seed; then it does have a slight bitter taste before finishing off with a taste like, well... Like chicken soup! My daughter doesn't like the texture of the seeds in her soup, so I make a "tea" from them and put it all through the blender before adding it to our soup. Try some sprinkled in your soup next time!



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