Categorie : Erbe della salute
Fenugreek is a plant of the genus Trigonella , a term that refers to the triangular shape of its seeds and to the trigonella, a characteristic component of this plant.
For a long time fenugreek has been used for feeding animals but over time man has discovered its beneficial properties for health .
Active ingredients: fenugreek seeds contain steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenina), phytoestrogens (vitexin, quercetin, luteolin), alkaloids (trigonelline, genzianin), vitamins (PP, A, B1 and C), lysine, tryptophan, mineral salts (iron, phosphorus) and coumarins. For the phosphorus content, in particular, fenugreek is considered a natural intagratore.
Fenugreek seeds can be minced and used for seasoning any dish, or they can be used to prepare a decoction .
How to prepare the decoction?
To prepare the decoction, pour a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in cold water, light the fire and bring to a boil. Boil a few minutes and turn off the heat. Cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and drink. To drink 2, or maximum 3 infusions per day.
Use during pregnancy is not recommended because fenugreek could lead to uterine contractions.
In lactation, even if it is true that it increases the milk lactate, the fenugreek could change the taste of breast milk, making it unpleasant to the palate of the child. Another possible "side effect" of fenugreek is the smell.
Some people, after hours or days after taking fenugreek, show a bad smell.
In case of diabetes , before taking it, it is always better to seek the advice of your doctor and check your blood sugar before and after the intake, as the fenugreek has hypoglycaemic properties.
People taking anti-coagulants , or coagulants, should refrain from taking fenugreek seeds, as they contain coumarins, substances that could interfere with or enhance the action of drugs.
If you are looking for a natural, organic and Italian product , you can buy the fenugreek that I grow and produce with my farm , in the countryside, in the hills of Fermo, far from polluted areas such as roads, landfills and commercial or industrial centers.
The cultivation is 100% organic, not using herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
You can buy my Greek hay by ordering it directly on my website, on this page .
Fascinated by the many beneficial and healing properties of these plants and after having used them for a long time, today, with the help of my family, I cultivate with passion Aloe Arborescens, Aloe Vera and many other aromatic and medicinal plants. My philosophy is simple, it is to offer the highest quality of raw materials and to use exclusively artisan processes to produce my products. Rules seemingly simple, which serve to get the most out of my plants and my products.