For many centuries, fenugreek is an integral part of culinary practices in many cultures worldwide as a spice and vegetable because of its unique medicinal and nutritional profile. This book is a comprehensive compilation and documentation on scientific evidence for fenugreek and phytoconstituents, including and beyond most known applications such as diabetes. The book is a compilation of different chapters written by highly experienced academic and industrial professionals on broad areas of applications of fenugreek such as nutrition, fitness supplements, functional food, and excipients of novel drug delivery systems and products in the areas of nutraceuticals, functional food preparations, and complementary medicines. Features: * Single source of comprehensive reviews of traditional wisdom and modern scientific evidence on fenugreek * Reviews scientific evidence of fenugreek as an ingredient for product development formulation * Contains information on extraction methods, risk assessment, claim validations, and the regulatory status of fenugreek-based products * Covers broad physiological benefits of fenugreek in the management of diabetes mellitus, primary hyperlipidemia, inflammation and pain, neuropathy and neuroinflammation, neurological and psychological disorders, kidney and lung disorders, as well as immunological, infectious, and malignant disorders * Enhances awareness of existing scientific knowledge surrounding fenugreek while encouraging future scientific research towards better and safer nutritional and medicinal applications This book will be a valuable resource of information on fenugreek for researchers, students, nutritionists, sport medicine practitioners, fitness freaks and trainers, naturopaths, traditional practitioners, and toxicologists. At the same time, the available scientific evidence described in this book will help the organizations in the field of nutraceuticals, fitness and sports medicine products, as well as regulatory bodies. However, this book is no substitute for the medical advice or recommendation for which appropriate medical advice is needed.
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