International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 84--87

A Narrative Review on Evidence-based Antidiabetic Effect of Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum)


A. Mooventhan, L. Nivethitha 
 Department of Research and Development, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
A. Mooventhan
Department of Research and Development, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine metabolic disorders. Adverse effects of the conventional antidiabetic therapy are increasing. Many herbs have strong antidiabetic properties, and fenugreek is one among them. Although fenugreek is one of the most common herbs used for diabetes, its antidiabetic effects are not well-documented. The aim of this review was to report the evidence-based antidiabetic effects of fenugreek. We performed PubMed/Medline search to review relevant articles in English literature using keywords “trigonella foenum graecum for the management of diabetes.” Out of 26 articles found, 18 articles were reported in this review. Based on the available literature, this review suggests that the fenugreek has the evidence-based antidiabetic effect, such as stimulating and/or regenerating effect on β cells along with the extrapancreatic effect, that is effective in reducing blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.


How to cite this article:
Mooventhan A, Nivethitha L. A Narrative Review on Evidence-based Antidiabetic Effect of Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum).Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2017;7:84-87


How to cite this URL:
Mooventhan A, Nivethitha L. A Narrative Review on Evidence-based Antidiabetic Effect of Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum). Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];7:84-87
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