Trigonella foenum graecum seed extract as an antineoplastic agent – fenugreek
Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek) seed extract as an antineoplastic agent. Sur P, Das M, Gomes A, et al. Phytother Res 2001;15:257-259.
The antineoplastic effect of Trigonella foenum graecum seed extract has been evaluated in the Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) model in Balb-C mice. Intra-peritoneal administration of the alcohol extract of the seed both before and after inoculation of EAC cell in mice produced more than 70% inhibition of tumour cell growth with respect to the control. Treatment with the extract was found to enhance both the peritoneal exudate cell and macrophage cell counts. The extract also produced a significant antiinflammatory effect. We report here the antiinflammatory and antineoplastic effects, of Trigonella foenum graecum seed extract.
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