Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Therapeutic Uses and Pharmacological Action of Trigonella foenum-Graecum Linn



Address:   Ajay Kr Meena1, Brijendra Singh2*, Uttam Singh2, Ajay Kr. Yadav2, Amit Nagariya2 and Kiran Sharma2
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala -147001, Punjab, (India).
2 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
The medicinal plants are widely used by the traditional medical practitioners for curing various diseases in their day to day practice. Since ancient times, plants have been an exemplary source of medicine. Ayurveda and other Indian literature mention the use of plants in treatment of various human ailments. The leaves and seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn or fenugreek (known as Methi in Hindi), a small herb seen throughout India, have been recommended for the treatment of carminative, diuretics, small-pox, dysentery and also useful in the making of tonic. In folk medicine, Trigonella foenum-graecum has been used in the treatment of boils, cellulitis, and tuberculosis. The Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn. has also been suggested to possess Cholesterol-lowering effects, Glucose-lowering effects, Anti-inflammatory effects, Antioxidant effects and Antitumor actions.
KEYWORDS:
Medicinal plants, Trigonella foenum graecum Linn., Antioxidant, Ayurveda
Cite:
Ajay Kr Meena, Brijendra Singh, Uttam Singh, Ajay Kr. Yadav, Amit Nagariya, Kiran Sharma. Therapeutic Uses and Pharmacological Action of Trigonella foenum-Graecum Linn. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2010; 2(2):172-175.
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