Latin Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Uses: loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, gastritis. Fenugreek is also used for diabetes, painful menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, atherosclerosis and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides, kidney ailments, beriberi, mouth ulcers, boils, bronchitis, cellulitis, tuberculosis, chronic coughs, chapped lips, baldness, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and exercise performance.
Safety Concerns: Side effects include diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, gas, and a “maple syrup” odor in urine. Fenugreek can cause nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling, and severe allergic reactions in hypersensitive people. Fenugreek might lower blood sugar.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.