Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Foenugraeci semen, fenugreek.
Fenugreek consists of the ripe, dried seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L. [Fam. Fabaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains mucilage and bitter principles.
Loss of appetite. External:
As poultice for local inflammation. Contraindications None known.
Repeated external applications can result in undesirable skin reactions.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
6 g drug; equivalent preparations. External:
50 g powdered drug with ¼ liter water. Mode of Administration Liniments in the form of alcoholic solutions, ointments, gels, emulsions, oils. Also bath additive and as an inhalant.