CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY AND BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK

VANGHELE N.A, MATACHE A, PETRE A.A, STANCIU M.M., MIHALACHE D.B.

Abstract


Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a plant native to the Mediterranean region. The name of the species means "Greek hay" because in the past it was used as a forage plant, another use being that of spice or medicinal plant throughout the world. Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal plants, having positive effects on antidiabetic, anticarcinogen, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant and immunological activities, can also be used as a green fertilizer, enriching the soil with nutrients. This paper aims to describe the technology of cultivating fenugreek, but also to highlight its main benefits.

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