Fenugreek belongs to the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae), subfamily Papilionaceae, and genus. Trigonella. Different species of the genus have different. Fenugreek presents an in-depth review on the Genus Trigonella and particularly the species T. foenum-graecum L. (fenugreek). It is written by. Fenugreek, the genus Trigonella. the 11th volume in the series Industrial Profiles of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, is authored by seven Greeks, with one of the.

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Fenugreek | The Genus Trigonella | Taylor & Francis Group

The corolla increases in length but remains straight and its colour is yellow. He realises the lack of advanced breeding methods and adequate genetic variability for evolving high yielding varieties, with greater stability. Duration of this stage is from 15 gsnus 20 days. Hausknechtii 5 Tibetana Alef in obs. As fenugreek is fairly drought resistant Talelis, ; Duke, and fairly frost resistant Talelis, ; Bunting, it is generally sown either in the fall and grown as a winter crop in areas with mild winter, or it is sown in spring and grown as a summer crop in areas with soil that keeps moisture during this growing season.

According to the first method, the plants are cut by labourers with ordinary farm equipment when most of the pods are mature. Yield Fenugreek as a cultivated crop, as has been reported previously, is grown and harvested principally for the seeds and secondarily as forage.

But in modern times other forages have replaced fenugreek Pantanelli, ; Rouk and Mangesha, A temperate and cool growing season without extreme temperatures is favourable for the best development of fenugreek.

Fenugreek: The Genus Trigonella – CRC Press Book

Fenugreek seeds, especially if powdered, possess a spicy, strong and characteristic odour and their taste is slightly bitter, oily and farinaceous Fazli and Hardman, In passing from plant production to the eventual product used by the public, many sciences are involved. During this stage the anthers are closed and arranged in two circles upper and lowerwhile both are lower than the stigma of the pistil.

Duke reports that fenugreek, ranging from cool temperate steppe to wet through tropical very dry forest life zone, is reported to tolerate an annual precipitation of 3. Ionia breeding cultivars environment: The botanical names and synonyms assigned to fenugreek according to the Index Geuns Hocker and Jackson, are as follows: This is because of the shattering of pods and scattering of seed, mainly from the many removals of the plants.


Pareek and Gupta report the application of irrigation five triigonella for the whole growing period of a fenugreek crop under Indian conditions.

Some openings of the standard and the wings are noticed at the end of this stage for some hours daily, and this time is the main opportunity for cross-pollination for this type of flower.

The Chinese use the seed for abdominal pain, chilblains, cholechystosis, fever, hernia, impotence, hypogastrosis, nephrosis and rheumatism Duke, Notes a The botanical names have been completed according to the Index Kewensis Hocker and Jackson, Trivonella tissue is surrounded by a one cell layer of living tissue: Tissue cultures Fenugreek tissue and cell cultures have been used for either plant regeneration or for the production of secondary products of economic interest.

Non fluorescent under UV light. The conclusion is that fenugreek evolved in areas that have a pronounced temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers.

Perennial leguminous plants, Part I. This book deals with the genus Trigonella trigonella Subject Category: Therefore, it is an important crop for those countries in the Middle and Far East where meatless diets are customary for cultural and religious reasons. Petropoulos Theophrastus and Dioscorides Leyel, In Sudan and Egypt the seeds are used in making beverages and in some triglnella the roasted seeds are used as a coffee substitute, probably because of the alkaloid trigonelline tritonella, which is a basic constituent of the coffee seed.

There are indications of the possible benefit of colder nights on the sapogenin content of the seed Fazli and Hardman, Fenugreek seeds are surrounded by the seed coat. Windrow losses could be higher if winds in the area are troublesome. Summary Fenugreek presents an in-depth review on the Genus Trigonella and particularly the species T. So, taking into consideration that: Other points of more or lesser importance are size, colour, one thousand seed weight, source of the seeds etc.

This use is expected to seriously increase the consumption of fenugreek seed and to create better prospects for this crop in the future.

Fenugreek: The Genus Trigonella

High average of hard seeds and may need scarification. At present, natural diosgenin is obtained mainly from the tubers of certain wild species of Dioscorea in Mexico, a process that is costly and feugreek, requiring several years before the tubers grow to a size with significant content of dios- genin. A demonstra- tion of the contribution to efficacy, of th ingredient of each plant, was not required. The seeds of the fenugreek are well known for their trivonella aromatic properties Max, Harvesting Maturation The maturation of the fenugreek plant, especially of the pod, should be studied before the exam- ination of the plant harvesting itself.

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Adaptable and improved genotypes and varieties are needed, suitable for: Seed germination and the first growth According to our observations the curve protrusion of the radicle for more than trigoneella mm is considered as sign of fenugreek seed germination, because only if the radicle has developed to such a length can the cotyledons may be counted upon to follow.

Soft seeds, fluorescent under UV light, suitable for forage production, also high in fenugreej, fixed oils and mucilage content of seed. Higher degrees of evap- oration and temperature are required for more amounts of irrigation water. An interrelationship exists among them.

For example, it has been estimated that in rotation the effect of fenugreek thf a preceding crop on the amount of residual moisture in soil 30— cm depth at venugreek of sowing, and of the following wheat crop, was: A detailed presentation of the usefulness of fenugreek seed as food whole, flour, roastedspice in curry powderperfume, dye and source of galactomannan and steroidal diosgenin, widely used in industry, is thw included.

The husk usually releases the cotyledons into the soil, but sometimes the cotyledons are not detached and the husk emerges covering the cotyledons. They confirm the regroup of the last two species under the name T. Species of the genus Trigonella and particularly fenugreek are well known for their pungent aromatic, high nutritive and multi-therapeutical properties and serve culinary, medicinal and industrial purposes.

Plowing may not be necessary and can be omitted when fenugreek follows most cereal crops, because a satisfactory seedbed can be prepared rapidly and at low cost, by only disking and harrowing.

Keyword Advanced Browse all content Thesaurus. The methods of detection of pharmacological activity have become increasingly reliable and specific, frequently involving enzymes in bioassays and avoiding the use of laboratory animals. Hardman and Petropoulos used fenygreek pure culture of the Rhizobium in skimmed milk for inoculation of the moistured seeds, which were dried away from light and heat and sown immediately.