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Greek Hay: natural ingredient of Zetastop

Annual herbaceous plant native to Asia, was introduced into Europe in the ninth century and has become subspontanea in Mediterranean regions. Straight trunk and cable, composed of 3 small leaves toothed leaves, yellowish flowers triangular (Trigonos in greek, hence the botanical name), produces prismatic or rhomboidal seeds that are harvested when fully ripe color reddish brown mowing down the plant and then drying it by separating for beating and subsequent sieving.

Even the Egyptians knew the seeds of hay greek for their lactogenic properties and anthelmintic (Erbers Papyrus, 1550 BC).
Among the Arabs was also used as an aphrodisiac as well as in the treatment of diabetes.

The properties marked stimulants 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 the intermediary metabolism thus revitalizing the entire body.

Also notable is the osteogenic activity for contemporary intake of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. The high fiber content (for amylase inhibition and incorporation of starch in the mucilage produced by the fibers themselves), while the presence of trigonelline, ac. nicotinic acid and traces of coumarins are responsible for the hypoglycemic action.

Thanks to the low lysine / arginine ratio of protein fraction, the high percentage of lecithin, saponins (will bind to the cholesterol by preventing absorption) and fiber (which through the inhibition of lipase prevents the digestion of fats), hay greek is also very useful to reduce the rate of blood cholesterol.

In the unsaponifiable there was a B vitamin responsible for galactogogue activity.
It contains flavonoids (phytoestrogens), whose action in regulating the hormonal production facilitates development of the mammary glands which ’feed’ of estrogen. The seeds of hay greek have recently received some interest as a possible starting material for the production of Diosgenin employed in the synthesis of steroid hormones.

It is known from antiquity his galactogogue property, that is, 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 the stimulating action of hormones contributes greatly to the development of the breast, the main receptor of estrogen in the female body (see Wonderup the natural product of Naturdieta for the beauty and growth of the breast).

Other features and properties of Greek Hay

It is a plant rich in active ingredients including important lysine that significantly increases the very difficult absorption of calcium, which is essential during lactation, not only for the baby but also for the mother.

Are also present 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, and lecithin fosfatilicone. It also contains:

  • Minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron that is absorbed quickly, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, silica, minerals, enzymes
  • Saponins: especially the sapogenins diosgenin (from which we extract the hormones of 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: ester peptide to a steroid sapogenin hypoglycemic action has anti-inflammatory properties as well as cardiotonic. From aqueous extracts of the seeds has been demonstrated stimulation of the uterus and bowel, and a positive chronotropic effect on the heart
  • High content of essential amino acids not readily available in nature, such as lysine (high amount of lysine than soy makes it a food with high nutritional value). The furostanic glycosides have a bitter taste and may be the bitter principle of the drug
  • Alkaloids, mucilage, sterols: Cholesterol, Sitosterol, Flavonoids. The seeds of fenugreek have recently received some interest as a raw material for the production of Diosgenin employed in the synthesis of steroid hormones.
Active principles of Fenu Greek

Below a list is reported of ingredients of fenugreek: 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, silica, minerals, enzymes, steroidal saponins, diosgenin, yamagenina, glycosides, carbohydra-
tes, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, nicotinic acid , nicotinamide, ascorbic acid, contains carbo-
hydrates, proteins, nucleoprotidi, fosfaticolina, lecitina trigofenosidi AG, lipids, trigonelline, vitamins A, B, choline, C, B vitamins, rutin, vitamin D, vitamin P, bitter principles, mucilage which soothe inflamed or irritated tissues.