Trigonella foenum-graecum
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Trigonella foenum-graecum

sicklefruit fenugreek

  family leguminosae 
  genus trigonella 

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Genus  Trigonella Species  foenum-graecum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sicklefruit fenugreek Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S6760 Data source  MedPl p276;Frgnt p367
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Trigonella foenum-graecum have a strongly resinous aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  anorexia remedy   febrifuge   galactagogue   gynecologic   lowers cholesterol   oxytocic   antidiabetic Medicinal parts  Seeds Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Trigonella foenum-graecum has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as an anorexia remedy, as a febrifuge, as a galactagogue and as a gynecologic. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) Sicklefruit fenugreek is not safe for use during pregnancy. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the seeds.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  strongly scented Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Trigonella foenum-graecum is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from Southern Europe and Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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