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Generic: fenugreek
an herbal product - treats Galactagogue, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Diabetes mellitus type 1, and Hyperlipidemia
               



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Tradition

WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Abortifacient (induces abortion), abscesses, antioxidant, aphthous ulcers, appetite stimulant, asthenia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), baldness, beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency), boils, breast enhancement, bronchitis, burns, cancer, cellulitis, chapped lips, colic, colon cancer, constipation, convalescence (gradual healing), cough (chronic), dermatitis, diarrhea, digestion, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia (upset stomach), eczema, energy enhancement, food uses, furunculosis (acute skin disease), gas, gastritis, gastric ulcers, gout (foot inflammation), heart conditions, Helicobacter pylori infection, hepatic disease, hepatomegaly, hernia, high blood pressure, immunomodulator, impotence, indigestion, infections, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, insecticide, labor induction (uterine stimulant), leg edema, leg ulcers, leukemia, lice, liver damage, low energy, lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes), menopausal symptoms, myalgia (muscle pain), postmenopausal vaginal dryness, protection against alcohol toxicity, rickets, splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), stomach upset, thyroxine induced hyperglycemia, tuberculosis, vitamin deficiencies, wound healing.

Dosing

Adults (18 years and older):

Products rich in fenugreek fiber may interfere with the absorption of oral medications due to its mucilaginous fiber content and high viscosity in the gut. Medications should be taken separately from such products. However, it should be noted that fenugreek is rarely used for its fiber content.

There is no proven effective dose of fenugreek in adults. For type 1 diabetes, 100 grams of debitterized powdered fenugreek seeds divided in two equal doses has been used. For type 2 diabetes, 2.5 grams of fenugreek seed powder in capsule form, twice daily for three months, or 25 grams seed powder, divided in two equal doses has been used. For hyperlipidemia, 2.5 grams of fenugreek seed powder in capsule form, twice daily for three months, or 100 grams debitterized powdered seeds divided in two equal doses has been used.

Children (younger than 18 years):

There is no proven effective dose of fenugreek in children.

               
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