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Fenugreek Tea Recipe

Fenugreek Tea Recipe That is Simple and Quick to Make

Fenugreek tea is made from fenugreek seeds which have tremendous health benefits. Here is a herbal recipe that'll relieve you from various health problems.
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Fenugreek tea is often called 'herbal tea for women' due to its properties of mimicking female sex hormone estrogen. People have been drinking it since ages, for its immense health benefits. The most important of all fenugreek tea health benefits is its ability to stimulate breast milk in nursing mothers. Besides, it is also used to naturally enhance breast.

Fenugreek Tea Recipe

Fenugreek tea is obtained from the infusion of fenugreek seeds. These seeds are steeped in water for a very long time, to gain maximum benefits. Fenugreek tea recipe is simple and quick to make:

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup water
Method

Crush the fenugreek seeds and soak them in freshly boiled water. Let the seeds steep in water for at least 3 hours before drinking it. Alternatively, you can also crush the seeds and soak them in water. Allow the infusion to simmer in a pan for some time. Strain the tea and drink it hot or cold. The longer you soak the seeds, the greater the effect. You may also add a spoonful of honey for additional flavor. Fenugreek tea is also available in the form of tea bags, however, the potency of seeds is lost in the processing. Thus, homemade herbal fenugreek tea is the best option of availing its benefits.

Benefits
  • Drinking fenugreek tea or eating fenugreek sprouts stimulate the growth of breast tissues and promotes water retention. As a result you get fuller, larger breasts.
  • Fenugreek tea is rich in minerals and vitamins and other compounds similar to estrogen. Thus, it increases the supply of milk in nursing mothers and also nourishes the baby.
  • It reduces hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms.
  • Increases libido in men and women.
  • Beneficial for people with type-2 diabetes.
  • Fenugreek seeds are effective in curing a disease called beriberi.
  • Minimizes the risk of heart attacks.
  • Reduces the level of cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • Induces and eases labor in pregnant women.
  • Fenugreek tea can also be used as a laxative.
  • It suppresses appetite, hence is effective in weight loss.
  • Fenugreek tea cleans kidneys and intestines.
Side Effects
  • Fenugreek may induce some gastrointestinal discomforts such as diarrhea or bloating.
  • Hypoglycemic people should execute caution while drinking fenugreek tea as it reduces the sugar level in blood.
  • Fenugreek may induce allergic reactions, similar to peanuts and chickpeas, as it belongs to the same family.
  • During early pregnancy, fenugreek may cause abnormal bleeding, abortion or miscarriage.
  • High doses of fenugreek tea should be avoided during late pregnancy as it may induce premature labor.
  • Fenugreek seeds interfere with the activity of oral medications, hence fenugreek should be taken at least 2 hours before or after these drugs.
  • Topical application of fenugreek seeds may result in skin rash or irritation of skin.
  • Nausea is yet another side effect which is reported after drinking fenugreek tea.
  • Fenugreek tends to increase blood loss as it interferes with the blood clotting. Hence, people with blood disorders should stay away from it.
Although, fenugreek tea has quite a number of side effects, there is no need to refrain from drinking it, as side effects are only caused when the quantity of fenugreek seeds exceeds more than 100 gm per day. Else, it can be consumed safely by everyone, except pregnant women and diabetic patients, who may need to consult their physician before opting for fenugreek tea.

While buying fenugreek seeds, it is important to buy them in their most natural form. Powdered or processed fenugreek is not as effective as its natural version. You can buy fenugreek seeds from organic products store or the ones that deal with Indian herbs. Buying fenugreek seeds in their natural form and making your own fenugreek tea is the best way to achieve maximum benefits.
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