Furostanol saponins(Fenugreek Seed Extract)
Botanical Source: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Part Used: Seeds
Specification: Furostanol saponins 50%
General info on Fenugreek:
Fenugreek seeds are used as a traditional spice in Asia & Europe. They have a slight maple taste and are often used in production of imitation maple flavorings. Fenugreek seeds contain a high proportion (40%) of a soluble fiber known as mucilage. This fiber forms a gelatinous structure (similar to guar gum) which may have effects on slowing the digestion and absorption of food from the intestine. Because fenugreek seeds contain estrogen-like saponins, blood levels of total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides can be reduced (with no change in HDL) providing an important heart benefit.
This herb can be taken as a tincture or as a capsule. Fenugreek is used to treat asthma, abscesses, arthritis, cholesterol, cramps, coughs, dissolve fatty deposits, dissolve mucus deposits in the lungs and menstrual cramps. The primary antiviral properties of Fenugreek come from the nicotinic acid found in each seed. This acid can destroy parasites, and treat smallpox.
The Fenugreek oil makes an excellent insect repellant. The presence of Fenugreek seeds has also been known to deter bugs from laying eggs or entering areas. It regulates blood sugar, promotes body building, reduces cholesterin, protects heart and good for eyes.
KINGHERBS now separate from fenugreek seed the following commercial ingredients:
4-hydroxyisoleucine by HPLC
Total Saponins by UV
Furostanol Saponin by UV
KINGHERBS clinical tests on rats show that:
1. Furostanol saponins increased rat serum testosterone levels, but did not affect rat body weight or genital organs coefficients;
2. Furostanol saponins increased mouse swimming endurance and tolerance of atmospheric hypoxia in mice, but not affect mouse body weight.