Australian Gardener- Beautanicals



FENUGREEK -Seeds Image

Grown as an annual, Fenugreek is easy in the garden, preferring to look after itself.
The Fenugreek seeds are the main reason for growing the herb but it's leaves are also enjoyable when used like cress and the have the added advantage of holding their form and taste in cooking.

The generous amount of seeds that can be harvested, are easy to grow as sprouts and highly nutritious.
We combine the powdered seeds of Fenugreek with a neutral skin cream base as a skin softener and use the seeds, infused as a tea, to revitalise during summer.

Seed is now available only from our new, secure shop at

Degree of difficulty in germination.....1/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult)

Fenugreek seed

Foenugraeci semen
Published February 1, 1990
Name of Drug
Foenugraeci semen, fenugreek.
Composition of Drug
Fenugreek consists of the ripe, dried seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L. [Fam. Fabaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains mucilage and bitter principles.

Loss of appetite.
As poultice for local inflammation.
None known.
Side Effects
Repeated external applications can result in undesirable skin reactions.
Interactions with Other Drugs
None known.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
6 g drug; equivalent preparations.
50 g powdered drug with liter water.
Mode of Administration
Liniments in the form of alcoholic solutions, ointments, gels, emulsions, oils. Also bath additive and as an inhalant.
Mild antiseptic