Laboratory experiments on rabbits and rats have shown that fenugreek benefits cases of diabetes and helps protect the liver.
Constituents: Volatile oil, alkaloids, saponins, vitamins A, B1 and C, mucilage, protein and minerals.
Actions: Seeds stimulate uterine contractions so should not be fed during pregnancy other than to stimulate delayed labour. Stimulates lactation. Stimulates appetite and encourages weight gain.