Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder of the endocrine system is one of the World’s oldest diseases known to man. Since time immemorial plants have been used as anti-diabetic agents in the various traditional systems of medicine. Trigonella foenum-graecum commonly known as fenugreek in English and methi in various Indian languages is one such plant and has been an integral part in the treatment of diabetes in the Indian traditional system of medicine the Ayurveda. The seeds and leaves have been documented to be useful in reducing hyperglycemia and its complications. This review collates the traditional uses and validated anti-diabetic effects of the fenugreek leaves and on the mechanisms contributing to the therapeutic effects.
Citation: Baliga MS, Palatty PL, Adnan M, Naik TS, Kamble PS, et al. 2017. Anti-Diabetic Effects of Leaves of Trigonella foenum–graecum L. (Fenugreek): Leads from Preclinical Studies. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 3(2): 67-71.