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Fenugreek Seeds Benefits

Madhura Pandit Feb 8, 2019
Fenugreek seeds contain several constituents that help in promoting good health. Read on to know detailed information on the health benefits of fenugreek herb.
Fenugreek, also known as Fenigreek or Greek Hay, is a herb commonly found in the Mediterranean region and Asia. In India it is known as methi dana.
In Asian countries, fenugreek leaves and seeds are used for culinary purposes, for preparing a variety of dishes as well as an additive or a spice. However, what most of us are unaware is that fenugreek has been used to treat and cure several health conditions since a long time.

Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds

As mentioned earlier, seeds of fenugreek contain protein, vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium. Ancient as well as modern Egyptians and the Chinese discovered several benefits of these seeds, ranging from those for hair, skin, to treating wounds and lowering cholesterol.
  • It helps in lowering high blood pressure, serum cholesterol, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein in people. This consequently helps in lowering the risks of heart diseases.
  • It helps in lowering the blood sugar level, and therefore, helps in treating diabetes. It is also believed to improve glucose tolerance.
  • It increases libido, i.e. it increases sexual desires in women as well as men. It is believed to treat premature ejaculation and also help in natural breast enhancement.
  • These seeds have been used in long time to increase the production of milk in lactating females. The seeds of fenugreek contain a chemical known as the diosgenin which acts similar to estrogen, and hence, promotes milk production during breastfeeding.
  • It is helpful in reducing the symptoms of menopause and PMS in females. Secondly, it helps in treating several hormonal imbalance symptoms in men and women.
  • Sprinkling seeds of fenugreek on some dishes or including it in the diet regularly helps in treating acid reflux disease and heartburn to a great extent.
  • As mentioned earlier, Egyptians were the ones to discover several fenugreek benefits like treating inflammation, wounds, rashes, and boils.
  • It is believed to enhance hair growth in men and women. It also helps in getting rid of the dandruff in hair.
  • These seeds are believed to treat and cure fever. Fenugreek tea is easily available in the market or can be made at home to treat symptoms of fever.
  • Lastly, some of the other benefits include its usage in the treatment of arthritis, asthma, and bronchitis.

Intake of Fenugreek

Although there are no major side effects, it is always recommended to consume fenugreek seeds in prescribed or recommended doses. If taken in larger amounts, it can lead to nausea and diarrhea. Specially people having chronic illnesses or allergies should always consult with the doctor before consuming any natural herb or supplements.
There are researches carried out in order to discover some more benefits of this herb. From the given information, it can truly be said that fenugreek is a boon to man from nature!
Disclaimer: The information provided here is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.