Sirajudheen Anwar1, Sandhya Desai1, Maryam Eidi2, Akram Eidi3
1 Department of Pharmacology, Prin. K.M. Kundanai College of Pharmacy, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Biology, Varamin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran
3 Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Introduction 469 Botanical Description 470 Historical Cultivation and Usage 470
Present-Day Cultivation and Usage 470
Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 470
Different modes of pharmacological action 471
Effect of fenugreek galactomannan on biochemicals 473 Effect of fenugreek galactomannan on histopathological findings of the pancreas 474 Effect of alcoholic extracts of fenugreek seeds on diabetes mellitus 474 Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) 476 Summary Points 477 References 478
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ALP, alkaline phosphatase ALT, alanine aminotransferase AST, aspartate aminotransferase GL, galactomannan MDA, malonyl dialdehyde
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