Fenugreek seeds | Trigonella foenum-graecum | Organic


Fenugreek is a spicy curry-like herb, found in the spice cabinet in many kitchens. Its origins are Asian, European & Indian.

Fenugreek can be used for several main body systems.

Firstly, it is used as a galactagogue which means it helps increase breastmilk production. It must be taken 3  x daily for this effect which usually occurs within 24-48 hours.

It has also been shown to reduce blood glucose levels probably due to its fibre content but also perhaps due to the 4-hydroxyisoleucine. Trials have shown improved glucose control in type 2 diabetes, both fasting and after meals, reduced glucose in the urine, and reduced HbA1c and insulin levels (1).

Fenugreek also has beneficial effects in the lungs and gut, most probably again due to the mucilage and fibre content as well as the Flavonoids which exert anti-inflammatory effects.

More and more research is coming out on this exciting herb.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C. 2009
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Additional information


Dried Fenugreek seeds


Steroidal saponins – diosgenin, yamogenin, methyl-protodeltonin, furostanol saponins, Alkaloids – trigonelline, Mucilage >30%, Volatile oil, Flavonoids – vitexin, quercetin, luteolin, naringenin, Protein – 4-hydroxyisoleucine, Fatty acids – b-sitosterol, Fibre (<50%)


Hypoglycemic, Laxative, Demulcent, Expectorant, Galacataogue, Nutritive, Antipyretic, Orexigenic, Emollient, Vulnerary


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. However therapeutic levels of Fenugreek exract should be avoided during pregnancy. Because of its blood glucose lowering effect those taking insulin should only use therapeutic levels of Fenugreek extracts under the supervision of their doctor.


Steep 1 teaspoon (2g) of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day. When taking capsules please follow directions on the label.


20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, 100 capsules

Country of origin

New Zealand