Trigonella berythea

Trigonella berythea Boiss. & Blanche

Leguminosae

  • Beiruth Fenugreek
  • Fenugreek (genus)
  • حلبة بيروت
  • hilbeh beirut
  • גַּרְגְּרָנִית בֵּירוּתִית
  • gargeranit beirutit

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Trigonella berythea Boiss. & Blanche

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct seeds & drink 1 cup x3/day as needed.

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Haematology

Anaemia

Anti-anaemic

1.Decoct seeds after soaking for 4hr in water & drink x1 cup/day.
2. Decoct seeds & drink 1 cup x3/day.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct seeds & drink 1 cup x3/day untill well.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

Decoct seeds after soaking 4hr in water & drink x1 cup/day.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct seeds & drink 1 cup x3/day untill well.

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Reproductive Health

Infertlity

Fertility

Decoct seeds & drink 1 cup x3/day untill well.

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Respiratory

Common cold/ influenza

Anti-Infective

Decoct seeds after soaking for 4hr in water & drink x1 cup/day.

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Womens Health

Facilitate delivery & postpartum recovery

Alterative, Parturient

1. Decoct seeds after soaking 4 hr in water & drink x1 cup/day for 4-7 days post delivery.
2. Soak seeds in water for 4 hr, decoct & add decoction to bath; immerse in bath in last month of pregnancy.

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Womens Health

Menstrual pain

Analgesic

Decoct seeds after soaking 4hr in water & drink x1 cup/day.

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Womens Health

Promote lactation

Galactagogue

Decoct seeds after soaking 4hr in water & drink 1 cup x3/day.

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Trigonella genus has some species which can cause adverse skin reactions with repeated external use. Can interfere with anticoagulant, blood sugar, hormonal & MAOI therapies. Has oxytoxic & uterine stimulation actions therefore contraindicated in pregnacy & lactation.