introduction
the first recorded use of fenugreek is described on an ancient egyptian papyrus dated to 1500 b.c. fenugreek seed is commonly used in cooking.
common names--fenugreek, fenugreek seed
latin names--trigonella foenum-graecum 
specification 4-hydroxyisoleucine 20%  40%
traditional use
the dried seeds are ground and taken by mouth or used to form a paste that is applied to the skin. fenugreek contains an amino acid called 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which appears to increase the body's production of insulin when blood sugar levels are high.
pharmaceutical clinical
•used for a variety of health conditions, including menopausal symptoms and digestive problems.
•today, it is used for diabetes and loss of appetite, and to stimulate milk production in breast-feeding women. it is also applied to the skin to treat inflammation. 
• used for inducing childbirth. 

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