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Hay Greek: natural ingredient of WonderOver

It has a high nutritional value for the wealth of carbohydrate, protein, nucleoprotidi, fosfatilicone, lecithin and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron (which is absorbed quickly), potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, silica, minerals, enzymes. The action of saponins is very important, especially the sapogenins diosgenin, (from which are extracted the hormones synthetic production) and its isomers yamogenina, gitogenina and tigogenina.

Flavonoids are also present in the hay greek, including vitexin and the glycosides and foreign isovixetina Orientina, vinenine 1 and 2, quercetin and luteolin. It contains steroidal compounds: fenugrecina peptidic ester of a steroid sapogenin with hypoglycemic action anti-inflammatory properties as well as cardiotonic.

From aqueous extracts of the seeds has been demonstrated stimulation of the uterus and intestines and a positive chronotropic effect on the heart. Complete the picture compositional a high content of essential amino acids easily available in nature, such as Lysine and Tryptophan (high amount of lysine than soy makes it a food with high nutritional value).

The hay greek (Trigonella foenum-graecum; Family: clover; Habitat: North Africa, India; Grown all over the world; Parts used: seeds) was chosen as an ingredient in WonderOver because it contains flavonoids (phytoestrogens). The seeds of hay greek have recently gained some interest as a raw material for the production of diosgenin used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.

It is known from antiquity his property galactogogue ie stimulation of the mammary glands to produce milk (as a result of the stimulus to the secretion of prolactin) in lactating mothers - in all the women on hormones stimulating action contributes greatly to the development of the breast, the main receptor for estrogen in the female body.

Characteristics and properties

It is a plant rich in important active ingredients including lysine, which significantly increases the difficult absorption of calcium, which is essential during breastfeeding, not only for the baby, but also for the mother. There are also linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid, calcium and iron, vitamin B complex, vitamin A and C.

Hay Greek: natural ingredient of WonderOver

Constituents elements of Hay Greek

Below the elements of the hay greek. It has high nutritional value for the wealth of carbohydrate, protein nucleoprotidi, fosfatilicone and lecithin. Minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, which is absorbed quickly, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, silica, minerals, enzymes. Saponins, especially the sapogenins diosgenin (from which are extracted the hormones synthetic production) and its isomer yamogenina, gitogenina and tigogenina. Flavonoids, including vitexin and the glycosides and esters isovixetina, Orientina, vinenine 1 and 2, quercetin and luteolin.

It contains steroidal compounds: Fenugrecina foreign peptide of a steroid sapogenin with hypoglycemic action anti- inflammatory properties as well as cardiotonic. From aqueous extracts of the seeds has been demonstrated stimulation of the uterus and intestines and a positive chronotropic effect on the heart.

High content of essential amino acids easily available in nature, such as Lysine and Tryptophan (high amount of lysine than soy makes it a food with high nutritional value). The glycosides Furostanici taste bitter and may be the bitter principle of the drug. Alkaloids, mucilage, sterols: Cholesterol, Sitosterol, Flavonoids. The seeds of hay greek have recently gained some interest as a raw material for the production of diosgenin used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.

Other characteristics
  • Tonic and restorative mainly used in anemia and convalescence, anti-anemic, widely used in popular italian medicine
  • Cardiotonic strengthens the heart
  • Stimulator of the pancreas and of the digestion
  • Neuromuscular Stimulator, strengthens the bone and muscle tissue
  • Depurative, acts on the liver and detoxification systems due to its ability to cleanse the system, particularly the blood, promoting the excretion and removal of toxins and waste
  • Anti asthenic (anti-fatigue), acts on the endocrine system and hormone function as well as on the nervous system due to its ability to prevent and / or reduce fatigue
  • Anabolic promotes muscle growth promoting metabolic transformation of nutrients in muscles through molecular synthesis.

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Other features (continued ...)
  • Anti-hypertensive prevent or cure hypertension by lowering blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemic agent, reduces the level of sugar in the blood fighting hyperglycemia. The seed powder, in fact, regulates diabetes in later life. This is interesting hypoglycemic action against acne caused by an excess of sugar in the hair follicles that causes a significant growth of pathogens
  • Anti-inflammatory effect, it acts on the immune system due to its ability to counteract inflammation
  • Vulnerary, it acts on the immune system and activates the reactivity due to its ability to heal and cure wounds
  • Anti-spasmodic, acts on the nervous system due to its ability to prevent or relieve muscle spasms
  • Emmenagogue, acts on the endocrine system and hor-
    mone function due to its ability to promote the menstrual flow. The emmenagogues must not be used during pregnancy
  • Hematopoietic, contributes to the formation of blood cells
  • Expectorant, it acts on the immune system due to its ability to facilitate the removal of secretions from the broncho-pulmonary mucous membrane and cause the expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract. In the German tradition is used as mucilaginous against catarrh of the upper airway and, in the form of powder to be administered at daily doses of spoons as invigorating
  • The seeds of Hay greek contain phosphoric acid and if toasted, have been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac
  • Contraindications: in pregnant women can increase uterine contraction.
History and curiosities

The hay greek is best known for some of the characteristics which are summarized below.

  • For its galactogogue property was used in 800 in France as well as was much used at the School of Medicine of Salerno; do not forget also its food use and flavoring agent. The greek Hay or Trigonella foenum graecum papilionacea is one of the oldest medicinal plants, used, by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans
  • Its habitat is in the highlands of Eritrea and Ethiopia, traditionally used since ancient times, it was considered a sacred plant. Cultivated in Egypt called Hilba, South Yemen, India and China called Huluba.

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History and curiosities (continued ...)
  • It is used as a medicinal food-, beverage, perfume and flavor for the butter in certain regions is used as a beauty cream along with other plants. It is also used for flavoring tobacco and extracts of coffee or vanilla
  • The hay greek is an herb with a long history. It was rarely used in Britain during the heyday of herbal medicine due to the difficulties of obtaining this spice. After becoming easily available and searchable, has often been neglected because the herbal tradition rarely mentioned it
  • It is widely used by the Indian medical tradition, Ayurveda. Its limited use in Britain showed, however, its value as a vulnerary, to heal and reduce inflammation in cases of wounds, burns, sores, fistulas and tumors. Its bitter taste explains its role in calming the difficult digestion. It is a strong stimulation of milk production in nursing mothers, for which it is totally safe, and has a reputation as a stimulator of breast development
  • Annual herbaceous plant native to western Asia was introduced in Europe in the ninth century and has become spontaneous sub in Mediterranean regions. Straight trunk and cable compound leaves 3-toothed leaves, yellowish flowers of triangular shape (Trigonos in greek, hence the botanical name), or rhomboid prism produces seeds that are harvested at full ripeness (tan colored) mowing the plant and drying it, then separating them for beating and subsequent sieving
  • Even the Egyptians knew the seeds hay greek for their galattogene and anthelmintic properties (Erbers Papyrus, 1550 B.C.)
  • From the Arabs was also used as an aphrodisiac well as in diabetes care
  • The outstanding properties of stimulant metabolism and antianemic are due to the presence of organic phosphorus, lecithin, minerals (iron, calcium and manganese in particular), B vitamins and protein of high biological value (containing all essential amino acids), which act in synergy by stimulating different routes of intermediary metabolism thus revitalizing the whole organism
  • Also notable is the osteogenic activity for the simultaneous intake of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. The high fiber content (for inhibition of amylase and for incorporation in the mucilage of starch produced by the fibers themselves), simultaneously in the presence of trigonelline, nicotinic acid and traces of coumarins are responsible for the hypoglycemic action.

Hay Greek: natural ingredient of WonderOver

History and curiosities (continued ...)
  • Thanks to the low lysine / arginine ratio of protein fraction, the high percentage of lecithin, saponins (they bind to cholesterol and prevent the uptake) and fiber (which through the inhibition of lipase prevents the digestion of fats), hay greek is also very useful for reducing the rate of blood cholesterol
  • In the unsaponifiable there was a B vitamin responsible for the activities galactogogue
  • Contains flavonoids (phytoestrogens), whose action in regulating the hormonal production facilitates the development of the mammary glands which ’feed’ of estrogen. The seeds of hay greek have recently gained some interest as a raw material for the production of diosgenin used in the synthesis of steroid hormones
  • It is known from ancient times for its galactogogue property, ie, stimulation of the mammary glands to produce milk (as a result of the stimulus to the secretion of prolactin) in nursing - the stimulating action of hormones contributes greatly to the development of the breast in all women, which is also the main receptor for estrogen in the female body.
Other features and properties of hay greek

It is a plant full of important active ingredients including lysine, which significantly increases the difficult absorption of calcium, which is essential during breastfeeding, not only for the baby but also for the mother. There are also linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid, calcium and iron, vitamin B complex, vitamin A and C.

Constituents of greek hay

The greek hay has a high nutritional value for the richness of: carbohydrates, proteins, nucleus proteins, fosfatil choline and lecithin. It also contains:

  • Minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, which is absorbed quickly, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, silicamineral salts, enzymes
  • Saponins: especially the sapogenins diosgenin (from which are extracted the hormones synthetic production) and its isomer yamogenina, gitogenina and tigogenina
  • Flavonoids: including vitexin and the glycosides and esters isovixetina, Orientina, vinenine 1 and 2, quercetin and luteolin. It contains steroidal compounds
  • Fenugrecina: foreign peptidic of a steroid sapogenin has a hypoglycemic action as well as cardiotonic and anti-inflammatory properties. From aqueous extracts of the seeds has been demonstrated stimulation of the uterus and intestines and a positive chronotropic effect on the heart
  • High content of essential amino acids easily available in nature, such as Lysine (high amount of lysine than soy makes it a food with high nutritional value). The glycosides Furostanic taste bitter and may be the bitter principle of the drug
  • Alkaloids, mucilage, sterols: Cholesterol, Sitosterol, Flavonoids. The seeds of hay greek have recently gained some interest as a raw material for the production of diosgenin used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.

Hay Greek: natural ingredient of WonderOver

Active ingredients of hay greek

The following is the list of ingredients of hay greek: essential oil (anethole), proteins, fats, sugars, amino acids, mucilage, lecithin, flavonoids, including vitexin, isovitexin, rutin, lignin, Orientina, vinenine 1 and 2, quercetin and luteolin, phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, silicamineral salts, enzymes, steroidal saponins, diosgenin, yamagenina, glycosides, carbohydrates, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, ascorbic acid, contains carbohydrates, proteins, nucleus proteins, choline phosphate, lecithin trigofenosidi AG, lipids, trigonelline, vitamins A, B, choline, C, B vitamins, rutin, vitamin D, vitamin P, bitter principles, mucilage that soothes irritated or inflamed tissues.

Hay Greek: further informations

The steroid compounds: the fanugrecina, which is an ester pepdidic, has a hypoglycemic action, anti-inflammatory and cardiotonic, with positive effects on the heart, uterus and intestines. It also contains essential amino acids such as lysine and tryptophan. It contains a fiber fraction comprising trigonelline, coumarin, nicotinic acid. It also has presence in the endosperm of mucilage, manno galactan.

The nutritive and restorative properties of hay greek leads benefit to the people debilitated by long and convalescent infectious diseases, suffering from nervous disorders and for which the characteristic excessive is thinness, loss of appetite, general weakness. It has medicinal properties against anemia and is also useful to increase the secretion of milk of lactating mothers.

For external use is used for treat boils and felons who matures, drain and quickly resolve. The parts used are the seeds. In the cosmetic industry is used in preparations as nutrients for the epidermis and firming of the breast. The preparations are harmless rightly dosed: only limitation is the acrid smell and persistent, unwelcome but useful to drive away troublesome insects.

Even the lecithins manifest lipotropic activity and moreover, being constituents of the membrane, regulate the permeability. The B complex and the amide of nicotinic acid are involved both as enzymatic activators that as protectors of liver function. The fatty acids finally act by regulating the lipid homeostasis and decreasing the rate of hepatic cholesterol.

The hay greek thanks to its content in vegetable oils, organic phosphates (lecithin and lactalbumin), minerals, fats and proteins plays a strong tonic action. The trigonelline is the most concentrated alkaloid in the plant, to it and the mucilaginous substances (i manno galactans) are ascribed to its soothing and expectorant properties.

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Active ingredients of hay greek (continued ...)

Already in the eleventh century, the Arab physician Avicenna, hay greek prescribed as a remedy for diabetes, a use that has been handed down to the present day. It is still used to lower blood pressure, in oral contraceptives, in veterinary medicine.

As a spice, tangy and pungent, is a fundamental ingredient in curry powders. Sprouted seeds hay greek have a growing success in the West, especially in vegetarian restaurants: added to salads are refreshing and nutritious.

The leaves of greek hay are an excellent tonic. Help the respiratory system to get rid shut with mucous and reduce blood pressure. As a spice, seeds hay greek have a very particular taste, strong and spicy. The secret is to lightly toast the seeds before use and taking care not toast them too much otherwise develop a bitter taste and unpleasant. Sprouted seeds hay greek have a growing success in the West and added to salads are refreshing and nutritious. The active components are:

  • Steroidal saponins: diosgenin, gitogenina, trigonelline (0.2 - 0.3%)
  • Mucilage up to 20%
  • Flavonoids: vitexin, Orientina, quercetin
  • Essential oil in trace amounts.

The hay greek is a tonic anabolic. It is indicated in disorders of nutrition of the growth and an excessive thinness. It can be used by those who practice intense physical activity and during convalescence. Moreover, its hypoglycemic activity can be used in mild forms of senile diabetes. Plant stimulant and tonic, hay greek is used to stimulate the appetite, convalescence and to exploit its natural anabolic action (also appreciated by sportsmen).