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People who have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar may benefit from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum). This herbal supplement is claimed to have several uses and may work by stimulating the secretion of insulin, slowing down the digestive tract, and thinning the blood. However, more research is necessary to prove that fenugreek is effective. Some of the common side effects seen with this supplement include diarrhea, gas, and indigestion. Fenugreek may not be safe for some people, so make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have before taking this herbal supplement.
 
(To read the full eMedTV article on this herbal supplement, click Fenugreek. This article further discusses how fenugreek works and what to tell your healthcare provider prior to taking the supplement. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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