Fenugreek Singapore

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Fenugreek has been used both as a medicine and as a food spice in Egypt, India, and the Middle East. It was traditionally recommended for increasing milk production in nursing women and for the treatment of wounds, bronchitis, digestive problems, arthritis, kidney problems, and male reproductive conditions.

Breast Milk, Breast Feeding and Lactation

There have been few studies of Fenugreek as a galactagogue (a food/drug that promotes production of a mother’s milk), and results are still inconclusive. However, the consumption of Fenugreek has been traditionally used by breastfeeding Malay and Indian mothers in Singapore and it is still popular even today.

Glycemic Control And Insulin Resistancefenugreek singapore

When mixed with food, Fenugreek appears to slow absorption of sugars in the stomach and stimulate insulin

A double blind placebo controlled study conducted have shown that the use of Fenugreek seeds may improve glycemic control and decreases insulin resistance in mild type 2 diabetic patients. It has a favorable effect on hypertriglyceridemia (associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and acute pancreatitis) as well.

Other studies suggests that healthy individuals didn’t receive any pronounced benefits when it came to glycemic control and insulin resistance.

Cancer Prevention

Scientific results are limited, but there was a study where scientists demonstrated that fenugreek seed extract (FE) are toxic to certain cancer cells, but not normal cells, in controlled lab environments at least.

In animal studies, it also appeared to lessen the chance of developing colon cancer by blocking the action of certain enzymes.

Kidney Stones

Some evidence suggests that it may reduce the amounts of calcium oxalate in the kidneys. Calcium oxalate often contributes to kidney stones.

Other Supposed Benefits

Recently, there has been increased interest in using it as an aphrodisiac. Other traditional uses includes remedies for male erectile dysfunction, loss of appetite, constipation, and various kidney ailments. More studies need to be done however, as evidence for many purported benefits are extremely limited or non non-existent.

Where to get Fenugreek Products

CheapSupplement.com.sg recommends iHerb for all your supplement and organic purchases. Here are some of the best sellers:

 

green life nature's way singapore fenugreekNature’s Way (Green Life Singapore)
Fenugreek Seed, 610 mg

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual Mediterranean & Asiatic herb with aromatic seeds. It is used around the world as a culinary spice and food that is soothing to the stomach. May also help promote breast milk production.

Guardian: 100 vegetable capsules, $25.68 (After 20% discount)
iHerb: 100 vegetable capsules, US$6.29 (SGD$ 8.24) or less
iHerb: 180 vegetable capsules, US$8.81 (SGD$ 11.55) or less

 

fenugreek singapore nowNow Foods
Fenugreek & Thyme, 500 mg
100 Capsules

One of the oldest herbs traditionally used in ancient Greece, Egypt, and China. Used in a variety of ways and can be added to hot water to make tea. T. vulgaris variety of Thyme is the cultivated form of wild thyme. It has also been used by herbalist for over 2,000 years and is an appropriate synergist with fenugreek.

iHerb: US$6.36 (SGD$ 8.34) or less

 

fenugreek singapore alvita teaAlvita Teas
Organic Fenugreek Tea, Caffeine Free
24 Tea Bags, 48g (1.69 oz)

Alvita Fenugreek Tea is made with premium-quality, organic fenugreek seeds, and has a mildly bitter flavor with a hint of maple. Certified Kosher, and vertified Organic by QAI and USDA.

iHerb: US$4.58 (SGD$ 6.00) or less

 

fenugreek singapore starwestStarwest Botanicals
Organic Fenugreek Seeds
453.6 g (1 lb)

Bulk 1 pound Organic Fenugreek Seeds from India. Certified Kosher, and vertified Organic by QAI and USDA.

iHerb: US$6.08 (SGD$ 7.97) or less

 

 

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References: Kellymom, WebMD, Mercola Foodfacts, Herb Wisdom