Organic Fenugreek - Seeds To Sprout Seed, Heirloom Medicinal Herbs Non-GMO B150

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100% sprouting seeds of fenugreek (Trigonella foenugraecum) from organic agriculture.
Fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, with leaves consisting of three small obovate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop. Its seeds and leaves are common ingredients in dishes from the Indian subcontinent, and have been used as a culinary ingredient since ancient times.

The aromatic leaves are a popular potherb in India. Also used in curry powder, in imitation flavorings, and as a coffee substitute. The seeds make a tasty tea. Popular in western Asia and the Mediterranean.

Count: ~150+ Recommended Uses: Culinary Self-seeding annual. 85 days Requirements: Full sunlight. Good drainage. 4-6 hrs of Sun Sprouts in 5-20 Days Ideal Temperature: 60-75 F Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2" Plant Spacing: 6-8" Frost Hardy: No Trigonella foenum-graecum

The seeds taste similar to maple syrup and are used in foods and medicine.

Fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia. Fenugreek seems to slow sugar absorption in the stomach and stimulate insulin. Both of these effects lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Fenugreek might also improve levels of testosterone and estrogen, helping to improve interest in sex.

People commonly use fenugreek for diabetes, menstrual cramps, sexual problems, enlarged prostate, high cholesterol, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

Growing Tips: Presoak seed for 24 hours or scarify for faster germination. After last spring frost, direct seed in a very well-drained loamy soil. In mild winter climates, maybe grown fall-to-spring.

Commonly used in complementary and alternative medicine, fenugreek seed can be found in supplement form or used to make extracts. The dried seed can also be brewed to make medicinal tea.

Fenugreek is used in herbal medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of unrelated health conditions from diabetes and menstrual cramps to enlarged prostate and obesity. Fenugreek has also been used for centuries as a galactagogue, meaning a substance that can stimulate the production of breast milk.

Health Benefits While fenugreek has many uses in folk medicine, there is no strong evidence that it can treat or prevent any disease. However, there have been a few smaller studies suggesting potential benefits.

Uses & Effectiveness Possibly Effective for Blood Glucose Control Breast Milk Production

Diabetes. Taking fenugreek seed by mouth seems to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea). Taking fenugreek seed powder by mouth might reduce painful menstrual periods. Fenugreek seeds and tea have been traditionally used to prevent or treat dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). Even so, there is limited evidence to support such use. Increasing response to sexual stimuli in healthy people. Taking a specific fenugreek seed extract by mouth seems to improve ability and interest in sex in males. Sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity. Taking a specific fenugreek seed extract by mouth seems to increase interest in sex in healthy younger females with a low sex drive. Male Libido - Fenugreek contains compounds called furostanolic saponins that may help stimulate the production of the male hormone, testosterone. Some people believe that this may improve the libido (sex drive) of older males who tend to have lower testosterone levels.