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Mehrafarin A, Rezazadeh S, Naghdi Badi H, Noormohammadi G, Zand E, Qaderi A. A Review on Biology, Cultivation and Biotechnology of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) as a Valuable Medicinal Plant and Multipurpose. J. Med. Plants 2011; 10 (37) :6-24
1- Department of Cultivation and Development, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR
2- Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutics, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR
3- Department of Agronomy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU)
4- Department of Weed Research, Iranian Plant Protection Research Institute
5- Department of Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Medicinal Plants, ACECR ,
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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.), wild or cultivated, is widely distributed throughout the world and belongs to the Fabacecae family. It is an old medicinal plant and has been commonly used as a traditional food and medicine. Fenugreek is known to have hypoglycemic, and hypocholesterolaemic, effects. Recent research has identified fenugreek as a valuable medicinal plant with potential for multipurpose uses and also as a source for preparing raw materials of pharmaceutical industry, especially steroidal hormones. A significant increase in quantity and quality yields through the suitable management of cultivation, breeding and biotechnology practices could make an immediate and important contribution to farm and pharmaceutical industry income. To achieve these goals with regard to sustainable production, we reviewed a summary of biology, cultivation and biotechnology of fenugreek in this paper.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutics
Received: 2011/01/2 | Accepted: 2011/02/12 | Published: 2011/03/18

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