Therapeutic Potential of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) as an Additive in Medicines: A Comprehensive Review


  • Deepak Tomar, Javeria Khan, Kartik Sharma, Simran, Kajal Sherawat, Namra Masud, Lavdeep Singh, Amulya Jindal, Kirti Gupta*


This study investigates the potential uses of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) as an additive in medicine formation. Fenugreek is a plant known for its medicinal properties and is rich in bioactive compounds such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and fibers. These compounds contribute to its various therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anticancer, and immune-enhancing effects.

The study highlights the role of fenugreek as an additive in medicines targeting different health concerns. It can be incorporated into medicines for promoting digestion, managing diabetes, enhancing male reproductive health, and supporting respiratory, women, and cardiovascular health. Additionally, fenugreek may have benefits for skin care, weight management, liver health, antimicrobial activity, wound healing, anti-aging effects, hair and scalp health, bone health, neuro protection, and gastrointestinal health.

The extraction of fenugreek seeds can be performed using methods such as maceration and Soxhlet extraction, with appropriate solvents. Phytochemical screening of fenugreek seeds reveals the presence of compounds like alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, coumarins, and steroids. These compounds contribute to the various health benefits associated with fenugreek.