Fenugreek extract is a product extracted from the mature seeds of legume fenugreek (Semen Trigonellae) as raw materials. It mainly contains chemical components such as saponins , flavonoids and alkaloids. Modern scientific research confirms that fenugreek can also reduce cholesterol, control and treat diabetes and menopausal syndrome. In India, it is mixed into curry powder.Indian Ayurveda herbalists use it as one of the prescriptions to stimulate breast milk.
Fenugreek seed contains alkaloids, lysine, L-tryptophan, steroidal saponins and mucinous fibers. It is also a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and vitamin B1. In addition, it is also rich in selenium, which is anti-radiation and helps the human body use oxygen.
Latin Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum L
Part Used: Seed
Specification: 4:1; 5:1; 10:1；L-4-Hydroxyisoleucine
Appearance: brownish yellow fine powder;
Test Method: By TLC; HPLC
The preparation of fenugreek extract
Smash fenugreek seed into crude powder，decoct twice with distilled water, 1h each time each time, combine the two extracts, concentrate under reduced pressure, spray-dry, pulverize, and pass through the sieve with an inner diameter of (180.0±7.6)μm( 80 mesh),that comes fenugreek extract.
1. Delay the absorption of glucose in the intestine
The main components in the endosperm of fenugreek extract are fiber and gum. High-viscosity gum inhibits the absorption of glucose in the small intestine, and significantly reduces the area under the curve of average blood sugar and insulin after meals. Fenugreek after degumming does not show blood sugar lowering effect, further confirming that the galactose mannan contained in the gum is the main active ingredient for lowering blood sugar. Fenugreek can reduce starch digestion and glucose absorption by inhibiting digestive enzymes or enzyme-substrate contact.
*Fenugreek is a herbal and dietary health product that has been used for centuries, but the medicinal use of this herbal medicine still has certain risks. Common symptoms of adverse reactions include nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, skin irritation, and the smell of maple syrup in sweat and urine.
Research on the side effects of fenugreek is relatively limited, but as a food ingredient, it is generally considered safe to eat. Even the consumption of fenugreek in the form of health supplements at the recommended dose rarely causes adverse reactions. In fact, most of the adverse effects are related to excessive intake (more than 100 grams per day).
Fenugreek prevents iron absorption
It is for this reason that people with anemia are not recommended to use this health product. This nutrient can also suppress thyroid levels, so patients who are treating thyroid diseases are not suitable for taking fenugreek.