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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 710-714

Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) and its Antimicrobial Activity - A Review
R. Yasmeen1 and J.N. Shashikumar2
1Department of Processing and Food Engineering, CAE, UAS Raichur, India
2Department of Processing and Food Engineering, CTAE, MPUAT Udaipur -313001, India
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Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) is a legume and it has been used as a spice throughout the world to improve the sensory quality of foods. It is a medicinal plant that uses in disease some therapy. The plant contains active constituents such as alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, Saponins etc. Fenugreek is known to have antidiabetic, anticarcinogenic, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant, and immunological activities. Modern research has recognized fenugreek as a valuable medicinal plant with potential for curing diseases and also as a source for preparing raw materials of pharmaceutical industry, like in steroidal hormones. Use of fenugreek has been found to be lethal against hazardous bacteria, specifically coli forms, Pseudomonas spp., Shigella dysentiriae and Salmonella typhi. These properties probably make fenugreek a valuable ingredient in food and pharmaceutical applications.

Keywords: Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum), Antimicrobial Activity

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Yasmeen, R. and Shashikumar, J.N. 2019. Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) and its Antimicrobial Activity- A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 710-714. doi:
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