Name: Fenugreek, trigonella foenum-greacum
Energetics: Warm, moist
Nervous system, digestive, respiratory, reproductive
Uses: Dystentery, dyspepsia, cough, allergies, bronchitis, flu, dropsy, neurasthenia, sciatica, arthritis, diabetes(insulin sensitizing). Good for convalescence and debility. Galactagouge, liver sluggishness, paste for sores and wounds, boils externally(emollient). Demulcent fiber. Gastrointestinal inflammation, and respiratory inflammation. Restorative, especially sprouted seeds as a food.
Very demulcent. Not very tasty as a tea. Tasted bitter and smelled like Indian food. Would be better as food, ground into a gruel with other foods. I liked it very much mixed in honey. Very bitter, and definitely warming. Nice effects on my digestive power. I could probably tolerate this as an addition to the fiber bowl. Seems that it is often used as sprouts. Maybe should try the sprouts. Overall didn’t notice strong effects, other than the demulcent property. Should try it when I have gas sometime.
I took fenugreek with fennel, which is pair I’ve used a lot in tea formulas for nursing moms with colicky babies. The fennel moderated the bitterness of the fenugreek very well, and mellowed it out. Nice and warming and great carminative. I liked it much better with fennel. Almost yummy!
My experience vs. traditional sources
It definatley seemed like more of a food than a medicine, and better used that way. I didn’t notice any expectorant effects, but strong effects on the digestive tract.
I couldn’t find any! These are the ones I made up.
Warming digestive stimulant/carminative, with benefits for insulin resistance
Warming digestive stimulant, tonic and carminative.
Warming lung tonic and expectorant for chronic cough
trigonella, foeniculum, matricaria, calendula, plantago, glychirriza
Another gut healing tea, warming, good for a cold weak gut. Moist and anti-inflammatory.
Trigonella, foeniculum, verbascum, hyssopus, tussilago, lobelia
Tea, for a spasmodic, chronic cough with cold/stagnation and congestion
Trigonella,foeniculum, cardamom, ginger nepeta,
Tincture or powder- digestive antispasmodic, carminative formula, possibly especially good for the stomach recovering from food poisoing, spasmodic diarrhea. To help recover, and calm cramping/griping, and tone after illness.
Trigonella, foeniculum, cardamom, ginger, nepeta, rosa, dioscorea, viburnum
Warm trig, foen, card, ging, nepeta
Dry foen, card, ging, nepeta,
Carminative trig, foen, card, ging, nep
Stimulant trig, foen, card, ging, nep,
Bitter trig, dioscorea
Tonic trig, foen,
Expectorant trig, foen,
Aromatic foen, card, ging, nep
Diffusive foen, card, ging, nep
Diaphoretic card, ging, nep
Antispasmodic foen, card, ging, nep, dios, viburn
Relaxant nep, dios, viburn
Nervine trig, nepeta,