Fenugreek

 

Common names:

  • Fenugreek

 

Essential components:

  • Trigonelline
  • Diosgenin
  • Galactomannan
  • and more Amino Acids

 

Properties:

  • Adaptogen
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Aphrodisiac

 

Summary:

  • Fenugreek is used by some breastfeeding women for its ability to stimulate the production of prolactin (the hormone used to help with breastmilk production). These seeds have also been found to help promote hair growth and thickness. Fenugreek has a large amount of Trigonelline, which is an anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective molecule.

 

Uses:

  • Supplement
  • Herbal tea
  • Food

 

Precautions:

  • Can cause slight allergic reactions if you are allergic to peanuts or chickpeas.