Fenugreek has amazing benefits that enhances your health. It is an annual plant cultivated in regions like India, Ukraine, Mediterranean and China. It contains protein, vitamins, disogenin, niacin, potassium, alkaloids, lysine, L-tryptophan, steroidal saponins and lysine. So, it is used to manufacture medicines or drugs.
Fenugreek is also called as Greek hay (scientific name – Trigonella foenum-graecum) and grows 2 to 3 feet tall and contains yellow-brown seeds with pungent and aromatic smell. It is originated from pea family Fabaceae. Fenugreek seeds and leaves are used as cooking ingredients to increase the taste as well as smell of food.
It is also available in tincture, capsule, and powder form. Recent studies shows that taking fenugreek extract in your daily diet gives a lot of cosmetic as well as health benefits to you because it reduces both external and internal inflammation. Here is some information on fenugreek benefits that helps you to improve your health condition as well as beauty.
Digestive problems – Fenugreek helps you to reduce digestive problems like constipation, stomach upset, and inflammation. The fiber in fenugreek relieves constipation and helps with mouth ulcers, bronchitis, tuberculosis, cancer, and kidney ailments.
Controls cholesterol levels – Recent studies states that if you consume fenugreek two ounces daily for 24 weeks, it lowers your cholesterol. Besides, it reduces the risk of heart attack. You can take either a capsule or you can sprinkle the fenugreek seed extract powder over your food.
Reduces weight – Fenugreek contains soluble fiber. This fiber enlarges your digestive tract fiber. By this, you feel full faster even if you have taken less quantity of food and it also controls your appetite.
Improves Libido in Men – Fenugreek can improve sexual desire as well as testosterone levels in men. Besides, it helps to treat male problems like hernia, erectile dysfunction, baldness and more. Fenugreek supplements are considered as natural remedy for impotence.
Produces milk in breastfeeding – Fenugreek helps to improve milk supply in breastfeeding women because it contains milk supply increasing substance galactagogue. Milk ducts in women gets stimulated by this substance. If you have low milk supply, then fenugreek is a good home remedy because in 24 hours you can increase milk production.
Skin problems – Fenugreek has the ability to heal skin allergies, infection as well as wounds. It is a powerful and natural cure for skin problems like boils, burns, abscesses, gout and eczema.
You can use fenugreek paste to control these problems, grind the dry seeds into a fine powder and mix it with lukewarm water. Apply this paste on the affected area by using a piece of cloth or cotton.
Reproduction problems – Fenugreek also stimulates uterine contractions, which in turn helps to induce childbirth.
Fenugreek is a powerful herb that fights against indigestion, stomach ulcer, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasms and diarrhea. If you want to overcome all these problems naturally, try to include fenugreek in your daily diet. You can either sprinkle it over your food or you can drink a tablespoon powder with juice or water before eating.