Fenugreek Medicinal Uses

Fenugreek Medicinal Uses

 

 

 

Fenugreek plants belong to Fabaceae family group of plants, which 

primarily originated from Mediterranean region, and now it is found and commercially grown for its medicinal, culinary and health benefits all over the world. Fenugreek leaves and seeds are used for the treatment of different health ailments from ancient times by the people of South Asia, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Western countries, European countries, India, China and in other countries.



Fenugreek seeds commonly called Methi in India, and it used in cooking in many food items as a culinary spice for its fantastic health benefits.

Fenugreek leaves used as in many food items and

Added to recipes, salads, dishes in Indian Cuisine and other countries and used as a vegetable, adding to the food items also for its medicinal values. 


Fenugreek plants grow to the height of 2 feet generally,
the seeds and leaves are bitter in taste and seeds are spicy with a pungent aromatic smell, 
looks like flat and smaller in size, hard in nature and yellow.

 
Fenugreek leaves and seeds nutritional values are

Fenugreek seeds and leaves comprise 
active alkaloids like, L-tryptophan, lysine, and steroidal saponins namely, tigogenin, yamogenin, neotigogenin and diosgenin that produces similar activity of estrogen hormone.



Fenugreek leaves and seeds consist of mainly Vitamin C, Vitamin K, niacin and other traces of Vitamins, minerals like sodium and potassium, calcium, iron and other traces of minerals


Fenugreek Medicinal Uses include.

Fenugreek seeds used for the treatment of menopause syndromes

As it is proved to increase the libido and reduce the effect 

Hot flashes that it is common during menopause stage due to the presence of diosgenin that acts like estrogen hormone and provides effective relief from menstrual pain also. 

Fenugreek leaves and seeds improve healthy metabolism, lowers arthritis conditions, provides comfort from bronchitis, provides relief from asthma, and improves digestive function.




In China and India, the fenugreek seeds and leaves used. 

For the treatment of improving reproductive health, to induce labor pains during the birth, and to correct the hormonal imbalance both in males and females traditionally. Fenugreek is found to be useful for the treatment of acidity, to relieve sore throat, and Fenugreek seeds paste skin rashes, wounds, and injuries.

Fenugreek leaves and seeds comprise Wonderful 
phytosterols or phytochemicals that regulate blood glucose levels, 

Thereby prevent diabetes of both types, and regulate cholesterol levels, reduces LDL Cholesterol, lowers triglycerides, thus improving cardiovascular and heart health and controls hypertension. To achieve best results for lowering cholesterol, use at least 50 grams of fenugreek seeds in any form daily as a home remedy, as advised by the nutritionists or herbalists or Ayurvedic experts.

These people recommend it, 500mg of fenugreek should be taken to regulate diabetes, 




As a home remedy and as it is proved to effectively check glucose levels and enhance the function of the liver

Powdered fenugreek seeds mixed with warm water can be used as an external application to treat skin rashes, wounds, burns, pimples, wrinkles, boils, abscesses, gout, and eczema, to reduce inflammation and pain, as a home remedy by the herbalists traditionally. 

Due to the presence of mucilage in fenugreek seeds, it prevents gastrointestinal inflammation and improves digestion and provides relief from heartburn, acid reflux and to get this relief, consume at least one spoon of seeds or powder before meals, as advised by Health Care Professionals.

According to Health care professionals, consumption of fenugreek tea along with one spoon of honey and lemon juice provides relief from fever and illness thrice a day. Fenugreek is known to stimulate uterine contractions during the labor due to the presence of hormonal properties, and it should used with the advice of Health Care Specialists only.

Fenugreek seeds also improve lactation in nursing mothers, and to get this health benefit, the recommended dosage is 500 mg should be taken as per the advice of Health Care Experts, as research studies proved. 

Fenugreek seeds mixed with coconut oil or coconut milk is used to prevent hair loss and to prevent graying of hair, and to clear dandruff as an herbal home remedy. Fenugreek seeds and leaves are believed to prevent colon cancer in traditional medicine.


To Conclude

Fenugreek leaves and seeds in any form should take with the advice of Health Care Professionals only for getting relief from various health disorders, even though it is a safe home remedy for health disorders. 

It is advised by them, that pregnant women should not take fenugreek during the period of pregnancy. It produces allergic reactions like skin rashes and gastrointestinal troubles in some people, and hence it should be used with caution and with the consultation of Health Care Professionals.

It found that fenugreek may interfere with the oral medication due to the presence of mucilage and hence it is advised to take this at least before two hours of taking oral medicines, by the Health Experts. 

This article is only for informative purpose and should not consider it, as a substitute for treatment, diagnosis of various health ailments, and any health disorder should be treated accordingly by Health Care Professionals only.



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