Fenugreek or Methi seeds dried as well as fresh leaves are used as an important ingredient in many Indian dishes directly or in powdered form.
Fenugreek sprouts provide an excellent nutrition which increases proper digestion. They are soaked in warm water to sprout. These are rich in protein, iron and fiber. It is also used in maintaining skin, muscles and strengthening bones. The infection related risks are greatly reduced.
Fenugreek extract is a supplement available in the form of capsules or even powder.
Fenugreek tea: Where can I buy Fenugreek tea?
It can be made by adding few fenugreek seeds to the boiling tea. It has good amount of Glyconutrients. This also ensures body’s cleanliness and health.
Effective Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds or Methi
1. Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds. (Home remedies for health)
It contains Proteins, Vitamins, Potassium, Niacin, and Disogenin
Diabetes: Fenugreek leaves or seeds are very beneficial in controlling diabetes. Methi controls the blood sugar and enhances proper production of Insulin.
Helps in preventing Cardio Vascular problems: It has an excellent ability to mitigate cordial problems. The intake of the Fenugreek seeds or leaves in food helps dramatically in preventing the clogging of the arteries, the main cause in heart attacks.
Cholesterol: It is very effective in controlling cholesterol.
Help in weight loss: It is an excellent choice to choose fenugreek in food which reduces the weight loss by cutting down the fat content. (Home remedies to lose weight fast)
Bronchitis: Treats Bronchitis, a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs or its passages causes inflammation. As this has a great inflammatory and antioxidant property.
Arthritis: It is a problem occurring because of the burning sensation between the joints which also leads to joint weakening. It has anti inflammatory properties which eliminates all these pains related.
Digestive problems: Fenugreek intake ensures proper digestion by fighting with gastric problems. It also reduces stomach related problems and even ulcers.
Reduces Constipation:It is a well approved natural medicine to treat difficulty in passing the bowels and thereby reducing constipation. A few grams of Fenugreek dried seeds are used to either with the food in a powder form or directly to reduce constipation. (Home remedies for clear constipation)
2. Skin Related Problems
Anti ageing: Fenugreek seeds have an excellent anti ageing effects. A paste of soaked fenugreek seeds is mixed along with yogurt or curd and applied as a face pack for half an hour. Rinse the face with cold water and feel the glow (tips for glowing skin) and smoothening effect of the skin. (Home remedies to protect your skin)
Acts as a Moisturizer: Fenugreek is an excellent moisturizer for skin. Take two to three spoons of Methi powder with water added to form and apply this face pack to skin. (Tips to remove darkness skin)
Reduces scars: Paste of Fenugreek seeds is applied to all skin types in removing scars, burns and spots because of its anti inflammatory. This can also used as a face pack to reduce wrinkles, black heads and spots. (Home remedies to remove dark patches)
3. Hair Fall Solutions
Smoothens Hair: Methi Nourishes hair and makes it smooth and silky. Soak a half cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind them into a smooth paste apply to hair including roots and wash after half an hour with water. It also prevents hair fall to a great extent.
Reduces Dandruff in the Hair: This fenugreek paste also removes dandruff up to great extent by frequently applying atleast twice in a week. It also prevents early stage graying of hair.
4. Menstrual Problems
Because of iron deficiency in women they pose many problems which are quite supplemented by Fenugreek. Fenugreek leaves are also used along with veggies for better taste rather than by seeds. This provides an excellent supply of iron and reduces the pain during the periods and irregularity. This also treats early menopause. (Natural ways to reduce period problems)
5. Improves Lactation:
Fenugreek is a major food intake to increase lactation in nursing women who are feeding their babies. This can be taken in any form of intake but care must be taken for those who have the problems of immune system. It is advisable to consult a medical expert before using Fenugreek seeds during pregnancy (10 super foods pregnancy) on further avoiding the side effects.
6. Improves the Breast Size:
This provides some remedies in increasing the breast size and also helps in creating new breast cells to increase the breast size. It enhances the size of the breast there by controlling the hormones related. (Breast related problems and home remedies for shapeless breasts)
Besides this there are some precautions to be taken care before using Fenugreek if someone has Allergic problem with chic nuts, ground nuts etc., as this causes Allergic problem.