Fenugreek Seed powder
Item # TCG-137
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds are a popular addition to a wide range of culinary dishes throughout the world. Most notable for their appearance within curry powders, pastes, and other Indian foods, they are also known to appear in varieties of Egyptian tea, and even as a flavoring agent for maple syrups within the US. In India, some herbalists also mix Fenugreek seeds with yogurt to create a rich hair conditioner.
In herbalists practice, Fenugreek seed has been found to be a fine supplement of a range of minerals and vitamins, and is known to include Protein, Vitamin C, niacin, and potassium. A variety of studies are also exploring the possibility that they might be useful in treating viruses, with some indication that it may possess antiviral properties that exhibited some ability to help fight the common cold.
Fo-ti Root powder
Item # TCG-138
Native to China, Fo-Ti root (Polygonum Multiflorum) has been known to Traditional Chinese Medicine for ages. Indeed, its common Chinese name, He Shou Wu (translating into Black haired Mr. He) refers to a Chinese legend that describes an elderly herbalist who used Fo-ti root and in so doing had his grey hair restored to black and his youthful vigor returned. Though perhaps an exaggeration of the truth, the legend does not stray too far from the benefits of the root which can help the aged maintain their vigor and health.
Modern study has shown that it can aid in lowering serum cholesterol levels and even decrease the hardening of arteries. Fo-Ti root has also displayed some ability to improve immune function. Experimentation and further study are also exploring the possibilities of improving stamina and insomnia, and otherwise treating Parkinson's Disease and memory loss.