For many centuries, fenugreek has been one of the most popular spices and vegetables serving as an integral part of culinary practices across many cultures.  Fenugreek contains exceptional nutritional and medicinal properties, but scientific evidence for its potential health benefits has been considerably understudied and is beginning to grow.

This book is a comprehensive compilation and documentation on the scientific profile of fenugreek and its phytoconstituents, including their most known applications and health benefits. It features a wide range of chapters written by highly experienced academics and industrial professionals.  Topics cover applications of fenugreek including information on nutrition, fitness supplements, functional food, and excipients of novel drug delivery systems.  In addition, it features topics on related products in the areas of nutraceuticals, functional food preparations, and complementary medicines.


·         Comprehensive review of traditional wisdom and modern scientific evidence on fenugreek


·         Presents scientific evidence of fenugreek as an ingredient for product development formulation


·         Contains information on extraction methods, risk assessment, claim validations, and the regulatory status of fenugreek-based products


·         Covers broad physiological benefits of fenugreek in management of diabetes mellitus, primary hyperlipidemia, inflammation and pain, neuropathy and neuroinflammation, neurological and psychological disorders, kidney and lung disorders, as well as immunological, infectious, and malignant disorders


·         Enhances awareness of existing scientific knowledge surrounding fenugreek, whilst encouraging future scientific research towards better and safer nutritional and medicinal applications


This book is a valuable resource of information on fenugreek for researchers, students, nutritionists, sport medicine practitioners, fitness enthusiasts and trainers, naturopaths, traditional practitioners, and toxicologists. This book helps industries in the fields of nutraceuticals, fitness and sports medicine products to develop their future products. However, this book is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations.

part Part I|30 pages

Traditional Wisdom

chapter 1|12 pages

Fenugreek (Methika)

Traditional Wisdom and Research Evidences
ByTanuja Manoj Nesari, Bhargav Bhide, Shivani Ghildiyal

chapter 2|6 pages

Fenugreek in Traditional Persian Medicine

ByNarges Tajik, Reza Mohammadi Nasab, Nazli Namazi, Mohammad Hossein Ayati

chapter 3|10 pages

Distribution, Biology, and Bio-Diversity of Fenugreek

ByR. S. Sharma, S. R. Maloo

part Part II|58 pages


chapter 4|18 pages

Title Optimization of the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of Phytochemicals from Fenugreek Seeds

ByAleksandra Bogdanovic, Vanja Tadic, Slobodan Petrovic, Dejan Skala

chapter 5|25 pages

Towards the Importance of Fenugreek Proteins

Structural, Nutritional, Biological, and Functional Attributes
BySamira Feyzi, Mehdi Varidi

chapter 6|12 pages

Extraction and Optimization of Saponin and Phenolic Compounds of Fenugreek Seed

BySweeta Akbari, Nour Hamid Abdurahman, Rosli Mohd Yunus

part Part III|37 pages

Sports Supplements and Nutraceuticals

chapter 7|12 pages


Nutraceutical Properties and Therapeutic Potential
ByDilip Ghosh

chapter 8|10 pages

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

A Unique Plant with Potential Health Benefits in Sports Nutrition
ByAnand Swaroop

chapter 9|13 pages

Applications of Fenugreek in Sports Nutrition

ByColin Wilborn, Aditya Bhaskaran

part Part IV|232 pages

Modern Medicinal Applications

chapter 10|19 pages

The Effects of Fenugreek on Controlling Glucose in Diabetes Mellitus

An Overview of Scientific Evidence
ByZahra Ayati, Nazli Namazi, Mohammad Hossein Ayati, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Dennis Chang

chapter 11|24 pages

Fenugreek in Management of Primary Hyperlipidaemic Conditions

BySubhash L. Bodhankar, Amit D. Kandhare, Amol P. Muthal

chapter 12|14 pages

The Effects of Fenugreek on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

What Are Potential Mechanisms?
ByNazli Namazi, Neda Roshanravan, Sayyedeh Fatemeh Askari, Nasrin Sayfouri, Mohammad Hossein Ayati

chapter 13|22 pages

Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

Therapeutic and Pharmacological Potentials—Special Emphasis on Efficacy against Inflammation and Pain
ByG. Sindhu, Chithra K. Pushpan, A. Helen

chapter 14|19 pages

Medicinal Potential of Fenugreek in Neuropathy and Neuroinflammation Associated Disorders

ByAman Upaganlawar, Chandrashekhar Upasani, Mayur B. Kale

chapter 15|29 pages

Fenugreek in Management of Neurological and Psychological Disorders

ByRohini Pujari, Prasad Thakurdesai

chapter 16|23 pages

Fenugreek in Management of Female-Specific Health Conditions

ByUrmila Aswar, Deepti Rai

chapter 17|22 pages

Potential of Fenugreek in Management of Kidney and Lung Disorders

ByAmit D. Kandhare, Anwesha A. Mukherjee-Kandhare, Subhash L. Bodhankar

chapter 18|13 pages

Potential of Fenugreek in Management of Fibrotic Disorders

ByAmit D. Kandhare, Sunil Bhaskaran, Subhash L. Bodhankar

chapter 19|40 pages

Fenugreek in Management of Immunological, Infectious, and Malignant Disorders

ByRohini Pujari, Prasad Thakurdesai

part Part V|78 pages

Formulations and Food Preparations

chapter 20|40 pages


Novel Delivery Technologies and Versatile Formulation Excipients
ByUjjwala Kandekar, Sunil Ramdasi, Prasad Thakurdesai

chapter 21|36 pages

Applications of Fenugreek in Nutritional and Functional Food Preparations

ByUjjwala Kandekar, Rohini Pujari, Prasad Thakurdesai

part Part VI|13 pages

Regulatory Aspects

chapter 22|11 pages

Fenugreek Based Products in USA, Australia, Canada, and India

BySavita Nimse, Sanjeevani Deshkar