The amino acid 4-hydroxy isoleucine in the seeds helps lower rate of glucose absorption in the intestines, which lowers blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
Fenugreek contains choline, which studies show may not only help slow mental aging, but also calm PMS and symptoms of menopause. Fenugreek is also considered an aphrodisiac, and plenty of studies tout its ability to increase libido in men.
Fenugreek as a food and herb has always been known for its ability to fan sexual desire. Recently, the lore was verified using a specific extract of fenugreek, called Testofen, was shown in a double-blind study of healthy males to sigificantly increase both libido and the ability to orgasm.
Today, fenugreek is typically used to treat loss of appetite, diabetes, high cholesterol and eczema.
Dosage: you can take fenugreek as a alcohol extract 3 to 4 mL dose three times each day.
Fenugreek can also react with several different medications, particularly those that treat blood clotting disorders and diabetes. If you’re on these types of medication, talk to your doctor before taking fenugreek. Your diabetes medication doses may need to be reduced while on fenugreek to avoid low blood sugar.