The fenugreek plant is an herb that has been used for centuries in
Interestingly, a study conducted a few years ago shows that that fenugreek seeds are not only anabolic hormone boosters, but also potent growth hormone (GH) secretagogues. In this study the authors chemically isolated 8 steroidal compounds from fenugreek seeds and then tested them individually to assess their impact on GH release from rat pituitary cells. Of the 8 compounds tested they found that fenugreek saponin I and dioscin resulted in the greatest increase in GH release (1250% and 1770% of control respectively).
Shim SH, Lee EJ, Kim JS, Kang SS, Ha H, Lee HY, Kim C, Lee JH, Son KH. Rat growth-hormone release stimulators from fenugreek seeds. Chem Biodivers. 2008 Sep;5(9):1753-61.