152 страниц. 2010 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Some years ago, raw herbs, their powders and rarely extracts were employed as remedy against various ailments. Later on chemical based drugs replaced this traditional mode of therapy. In recent years, herbal products particularly the formulations containing herbal extracts are reviving because of no or nominal side effects. This book provides a comprehensive introduction of fenugreek seeds. It also presents traditional applications of fenugreek seeds in wound healing, skin moisturizing and wrinkle treatment. This report also encompasses the obtention of fenugreek seed methanolic extract, preparation of w/o emulsion based cream containing extract and in vitro-in vivo evaluation of the formulations. This book is also useful to the herbalists who are interested in the preparation of stable creams containing extracts and their characterization.