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Author(s):  
PRYTULSKA Nataliia ◽  
MOTUZKA Yuliia ◽  
KOSHELNYK Anna

Background. Today, diabetes is one of the most common diseases with a steady upward trend. In particular in Ukraine it ranks 2nd among endocrine diseases in the number of patients. The annual growth of such patients averages 9.8–11 %. In the treatment of endocrine diseases, dietary nutrition aimed at normalizing metabolismis of great importance. It is recommended to add to the diet special, func­tionally-oriented foods based on biologically valuable raw materials. The aim of the workis to determine the physiological efficiency of drinks from fenugreek seeds. Materials and methods. The physiological effects of fenugreek seed drinks were determined from clinical trials involving 54 patients with type II diabetes and 40 patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Two groups of 32 patients who did not consume the product were also selected. Biochemical methods were used to assess the effect of the product on the correction of condition of patients according to the indicators of the general condition of patients, the indicator of the level of glucose and cholesterol in the blood.The assessment of physical and psycho-emotional states was conducted by a survey. Drink is a plant-based milk analogue from the fenugreek seeds is presented in a ready-to-drink form.Depending on the disease and the condition of the body, participants in clinical trials drank the developed drink daily at 200–400 cm3/day (1–2 times a day at 200 cm3) for 30–60 days together with an individually prescribed treatment package. Results. It was found that patients who consumed a drink of fenugreek seeds in addition to the main diet had a faster normalization of blood glucose levels, more pronounced improvement in physical condition, as well as a reduction in the overall duration of treatment than patients in the control group. There was an improvement in lipid metabolism in patients of both study groups who drank a plant-based milk analogue from fenugreek seeds, and patients have noted that consumption of the developed drink helped to improve the condition of the gastrointestinal tract.This can be explained by the large number of galactomannans in the fenugreek seeds, which promote the secretion of mucous substances during the production of the drink. Conclusion. The new plant-based milk analogue from fenugreek seeds helps to normalize blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and therefore can be recommended for use in dietary and therapeutic diets of people with diabetes and atherosclerosis during treatment and recovery. Taking into accountthe properties of fenugreek seeds, the developed product can be recommended to protect the organs of the gastrointestinal tract in these diseases and in general to normalize metabolism.


2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (3) ◽  
pp. 1083-1093
Author(s):  
Vikas Kumar ◽  
Vivek Akhouri ◽  
Sushil Kumar Singh ◽  
Arun Kumar

The prime objective of the present study was to establish fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) seeds extract as an antidote against arsenic induced hepato-renal toxicity in rats. The male Charles Foster rats (weighing 160-180 g) were selected to make arsenic intoxicated model. The arsenic treated group of rats were orally treated with sodium arsenite at the dose of 8 mg/kg body weight/day for 90 days. Thereafter, the arsenic pretreated rats were further administered with fenugreek ethanolic seeds extract at the dose of 250 mg/kg body weight/day for 90 days.  After the completion of the treatment, animals of all the groups were sacrificed for the biochemical and histopathological estimation. The arsenic treated rats showed significant (p < 0.0001) alterations at the various hepatic and renal biomarker parameters and at serum MDA levels in comparison to the control rats.  Significant (p < 0.0001) arsenic accumulation was also observed in the blood, liver and kidney tissues of the arsenic treated rats. However, after the administration with fenugreek seeds extract, significant (p < 0.0001) restoration was observed in the liver and kidney biomarker parameters and at haematological variables. Fenugreek seeds extract administration also significantly (p < 0.0001) reduced the serum MDA levels and arsenic concentration levels in blood, liver and kidney tissues, along with considerable restorations at the cellular architecture of liver and kidney tissues. The study concluded that fenugreek seeds possessed potential hepato-renal ameliorative effect against sodium arsenite induced toxicity in rats, and can be used for its therapeutic value against arsenic poisoning.


2021 ◽  
Vol 9 (8) ◽  
pp. 422-429
Author(s):  
Kyeong Soo Lee ◽  
Hong Hwan Nho ◽  
Hyun Woo Kim ◽  
Hyun Jin Park

Author(s):  
Zahraa Abid Nima Al-Yasiri ◽  
Basheer Al-Alwani ◽  
Jawad K. Abood Al-Janabi

Trigonella foenum-graecum L. is a widely used herb in traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the genetic polymorphisms in fenugreek plants following the treatment of fenugreek seeds with different combinations of biotic and abiotic agents using the random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)-PCR technique. We assessed the effects of two strains of the fungus Trichoderma harzianum (Th-1 and Th-2), methyl jasmonate (MeJA), and Aloe vera gel (AVG) on growth parameters of fenugreek plants. Combinations of Th-1, MeJA, AVG significantly increased fenugreek root length, shoot length, shoot fresh weight, number of true leaves, and chlorophyll content. The Th-2 isolate, on the other hand, markedly slowed plant development (except for root length which was not affected significantly). In contrast, the combination with MeJA had no considerable effect on all growth measures, whereas the combination with VAG resulted in a substantial drop in shoot height and chlorophyll content when compared to other growth parameters that were unaffected. The present study has shown that the PCR amplification of DNA, using five primers for RAPD analysis, produced 62 DNA fragments that could be scored in all genotypes. The total number of polymorphic bands was 26, and the average percentage of polymorphism was 54.21%. The RAPD-PCR results showed that the treatment of fenugreek seeds with Th-1 alone or in combination with MeJA and AVG induced polymorphisms in fenugreek leaves.


Author(s):  
Mohamed A. Elsaadany ◽  
Hussah M. AlTwejry ◽  
Rwabi A. Zabran ◽  
Sara A. AlShuraim ◽  
Wala'a A. AlShaia ◽  
...  

Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a worldwide chronic, complex, and progressive disease that usually requires combination therapy for improved glycemic control. Although conventional medicine showed more potency than herbal medicine, a combination of both may result in better therapeutic outcomes with fewer side effects. Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the antihyperglycemic potential of fenugreek seeds (Trigonellafoenum-graecum L.) and ginger root (Zingiber officinalis), in patients with T2DM along with their usual antidiabetic medications. Methods: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted using 33 cases who were randomly divided into three groups. The first group received oral placebo capsules (1 g 3 times a day) and served as a control group, while the other two groups each received capsules of either fenugreek or ginger powder of the same dosage (1 g 3 times a day). The study was conducted for 8 weeks and treatment effects in patients were assessed through the measurements of serum’s fasting blood sugar (FBS), HbA1c, lipid profile as well as kidney and liver functions. Results and Discussion: After 8 weeks of intervention, fenugreek and ginger induced a significant reduction in FBS by 19.1±3.8% and 16.0±8.0% compared to their baselines, respectively (P≤0.05). Moreover, fenugreek significantly reduced HbA1c by 15.9±4.9% compared to the baseline, while ginger did not. Creatinine and triglyceride levels were also reduced significantly (P≤0.05) compared to their baselines in both fenugreek and ginger groups. However, all the other parameters did not significantly change. Conclusion: This study provides evidence that using fenugreek and ginger may enhance glycemic control in T2DM patients. Additionally, they might improve kidney function and lipid profile.


2021 ◽  
pp. 104616
Author(s):  
Ahmed A.A. Abdel-Wareth ◽  
Fatma S.O. Elkhateeb ◽  
Zienhom S.H. Ismail ◽  
Abdallah A. Ghazalah ◽  
Jayant Lohakare

2021 ◽  
Vol 2 (4) ◽  
pp. 01-09
Author(s):  
Azab Azab

Background: Humans are exposed to aluminum from the mouth, nose and epidermal route inducing toxic effects. Accumulation of aluminum has been associated with a variety of pathologies such as anemia, osteodystrophy, joint diseases, muscular weakness, and Alzheimer’s diseases Fenugreek extracts have been shown to be neutralizing of free radicals and enhancing antioxidant status. Objectives: The present study aimed to evaluate the ameliorative effects of fenugreek seeds against hematotoxicity induced by Aluminum chloride in male rabbits. Materials and Methods: This study included twenty-four adult male rabbits, which were divided into 4 groups, 6 rabbits for each. Group I (control group): Animals were provided with tap water and fed with a normal diet for 30 days. Group II (Fenugreek seeds powder group): Fenugreek seeds powder was given to rabbits in food at a dose of 10 g per kilogram of diet weight/kg of body weight/day for 30 Days. Group III (Aluminum chloride (ALCl3) group): Rabbits were treated orally with 150 mg/kg BW of AlCl3/day for 30 consecutive days. Group IV (Aluminum chloride/fenugreek co-administered group): Fenugreek seeds flour was added at a rate of 10 g per kilogram of diet weight, and rabbits were treated orally with 150 mg/kg BW of AlCl3/day for 30 consecutive days. At the end of the experiment and 24 hours after the last dose, all animals were anesthetized with ether and blood samples were collected by heart puncture. Results: The results of the study showed that the treatment of male rabbits with aluminum chloride resulted in a significant decrease (P<0.01) in RBCs count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit value, MCV, MCH, and MCHC as compared to the control group. While there was a significant increase (P<0.01) in WBCs count, lymphocytes, and monocytes percentages and a significant decrease in granulocyte percentage when compared with the control group. Co-administration of fenugreek seeds powder and AlCl3 significantly improved all haematological parameters. Conclusion: The results showed that the administration of rabbits with aluminum chloride caused a hematotoxicity, and co-administration of fenugreek seeds powder with AlCl3 alleviate the hematotoxicity induced by AlCl3. The use of fenugreek seeds powder by humans can be considered beneficial in the alleviation of hematotoxicity. It is recommended that humans exposed to AlCl3 should be advised to take fenugreek seeds powder as a rich source of antioxidants to prevent hematotoxicity induced by AlCl3. Further studies are necessary to elucidate the exact mechanism of the anti-hematotoxic effect of Fenugreek seeds powder and the potential usefulness of fenugreek seeds powder as a protective agent against AlCl3 induced hematotoxicity in clinical trials.


Author(s):  
Madhuri Patil ◽  
Pooja Jana ◽  
Chandrashekhar Murumkar

<p><strong>Background:</strong> Biowaste of onion and garlic peel is remaining unexploited for their sustainable use having potential as source of organic fertilizer. The present work was intended to investigate biowaste of onion and garlic peel water extract on germination and growth of fenugreek, mustard, falooda and garden cress seeds which could resource as microgreens</p><p><strong>Methods:</strong> Germination studies in selected seeds are carried out by water extracts of onion and garlic peel.</p><p><strong>Results:</strong> As far as growth is concerned variation is observed in all seeds. Significant escalated results were observed in garlic peel extract on fenugreek seeds as compared to other seeds. However, after treatment of onion extract moderate enhancement in growth observed in falooda and garden cress seeds. It is observed that there is no significant influence of treatment on germination of all seeds.</p><p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Onion and garlic peels biowaste can be used as a natural growth enhancer in a sustainable way for growing microgreens of fenugreek and falooda seeds whereas onion and garlic peel extracts could inhibit the growth of Mustard and garden cress seeds.</p>


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