Botanical Name Trigonella foenum-graecum
Family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Origin The exact origin of Methika is not known, but it is believed to have been used in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Description Methika, also known as fenugreek, is a small annual plant that grows up to 60 cm tall. It has green leaves with three leaflets and small white flowers that are followed by long, narrow, curved pods containing brownish-yellow seeds.
Parts Used Methika seeds and leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dosage of Methika depends on the form of the herb and the condition being treated. Consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for guidance on proper dosing.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Methika is used in a wide range of Ayurvedic formulations, including Chyawanprash, Triphala, and Dashamoola.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) The anti-dote for Methika is not mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (light), Tikshna (sharp), Ruksha (dry)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Medohara (reduces fat), Vrishya (aphrodisiac)
Other Names Sanskrit: Methika, Chandrika, Medhika
Hindi: Methi
Assamese: Methi
Bengali: Methi
Kannada: Menthya
Malayalam: Uluva
Manipuri: Methi
Marathi: Methi
Oriya: Methi
Telugu: Menthulu


Distribution Methika is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. It is widely cultivated in India, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Pharmacognosy Methika seeds are rich in phytochemicals such as saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, and coumarins. They are also a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Cultivation Methika is grown in a wide range of soils, but it prefers well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.0-7.5. It requires full sun to partial shade and regular watering.
Physical Constituents Methika seeds are rich in dietary fiber, protein, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Chemical Constituents Methika seeds contain a number of bioactive compounds, including trigonelline, choline, diosgenin, gitogenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogens.



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