What is Fenugreek?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Fenugreek leaves are used as an herb and the seed as a spice. It is frequently used in curry. As dietary supplement it is used for the control of hypercholesterolemia and diabetes by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine. It may help increase milk production in lactating women.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 1 0
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1 0
Low testosterone 1 1
Male sexual dysfunction 1 1
Post-orgasmic illness syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fenugreek

Side effect Patients
Increased sex drive (libido) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Fenugreek

Dosage Patients
600 mg daily 1
610 mg daily 1

Duration

Currently using Fenugreek

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Fenugreek

Oct 20, 2011 (Started Nov 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for familial ALS)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 other Daily
Advice & Tips: increased energy
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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