Fenugreek

Also indexed as:Fenugreek Seeds, Trigonella foenum-graecum
Fenugreek: Main Image© Steven Foster
Common names:
Fenugreek Seeds
Botanical names:
Trigonella foenum-graecum

Side Effects

Use of more than 100 grams of fenugreek seeds daily can cause intestinal upset and nausea. Otherwise, fenugreek is extremely safe. Due to the potential uterine stimulating properties of fenugreek, which may cause miscarriages, fenugreek should not be used during pregnancy.38

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