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The wonders of Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is one of the most highly used medicinal plants. Due to its slightly sweet and nutty flavour, its seeds and powder are used as a spice all over the world.

Fenugreek is highly beneficial for improving the overall sexual health of males as it boosts testosterone levels and increases the sperm count. Fenugreek seeds might be useful for diabetics as their daily consumption before breakfast might help lower blood sugar levels. Fenugreek seeds also help reduce pain and swelling in arthritic conditions due to anti-inflammatory property. It is also used for managing menstrual cramps and for postmenopausal vaginal dryness.

Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of protein and nicotinic acid that help promote hair growth. The seeds can be mixed with coconut oil and ground to form a paste that can be applied to the scalp as a shampoo two times a day. You can also apply Fenugreek seeds cream to help keep the skin hydrated.

In some cases, Fenugreek seeds might cause gastrointestinal disturbances like diarrhea, bloating and flatulence.

Fenugreek seeds have been said to have many benefits which includes to enhance male fertility. Here are the numerous benefits of Fenugreek.

Fenugreek seeds can help lower the risk of developing diabetes

Fenugreek seeds contain galactomannan and essential amino acids. Galactomannan lowers blood sugar level and essential amino acids improve insulin level in the blood. Together, this helps in managing diabetes

Tips:

1. Take 1-2 teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Boil it in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes.

3. Strain to separate the seeds from the water.

4. Drink this Fenugreek tea 1-2 times a day.

5. Continue this for 1-2 months for better results.

Fenugreek seeds might be useful in constipation.

Fenugreek seeds have high content of soluble fiber called mucilage. When this soluble fiber absorbs water in the intestines, it swells up and increases the bulk in the stool. This triggers contractions in the intestine and pushes the stool smoothly. Thus, consuming Fenugreek seeds along with water eases constipation.

Tips:

1. Take 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Boil it in 2 cups of water.

3. Cool and have this mixture (seeds along with water) on an empty stomach in the morning daily.

4. Continue for at least 1-2 months for better results.

Or,

1. Soak 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds for 2-3 hours.

2. When the seeds swell, make a smooth paste.

3. Consume it with 1 glass of water.

Fenugreek seeds might be useful for weight management.

Fenugreek seeds contain galactomannan which curbs your appetite and makes you feel full. This makes you less hungry as a result of which you tend to eat less. Fenugreek seed is also a rich source of soluble fibers which increases your metabolism and triggers fat burning. A study said that Fenugreek seeds have antioxidant and anti-cholesterol properties. This prevents the accumulation of fat and improves the metabolism of lipids and glucose that help in weight loss[9].

Tips:

1. Take 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Wash and soak them in 1 cup of water overnight.

3. Separate the seeds from water in the morning.

4. Chew the wet seeds on an empty stomach.

5. Repeat this daily for 1 month for better results.

Fenugreek seeds is believed to be useful for male fertility.

Fenugreek seeds might improve sexual performance by enhancing testosterone secretion and improving sperm quality. Thus it might be effective in male infertility and other sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction.

Tips:

1. Take 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Saute it in 1 tablespoon ghee for about 5 minutes.

3. Take it with a glass of milk before going to bed.

Naringenin in Fenugreek seeds might lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) or low-density lipoprotein, total blood cholesterol and triglycerides. Fenugreek seeds also contain steroidal saponins which slow the rate at which the liver produces cholesterol as well as prevent the body from absorbing it.

Tips:

1. Dry roast 1 cup of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Let it cool to room temperature.

3. Grind them into a smooth and fine powder.

4. Store it in an air-tight jar or bottle.

5. Prepare a mixture by adding 1/2 teaspoon of this powder to 1/2 glass of water and drink twice daily.

6. Continue for at least 1-2 months for better results.

Fenugreek seeds might reduce pain and improve mobility in patients suffering from gout due to its anti-inflammatory property

Tips:

1. Take 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Soak it in 1 cup of water overnight.

3. Take the mixture (seeds along with water) in the morning.

4. Continue this for 1-2 months for better results.

Fenugreek seed has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and anti-anxiety properties.

This helps to reduce premenstrual symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, mood swings and fatigue.

Tips:

1. Take 2-3 teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Add them to 1 bottle of hot water.

3. Let it stand overnight.

4. Strain this mixture to separate the seeds from the water.

5. Drink this Fenugreek water on an empty stomach in the morning daily for the first 3 days of the menstrual period.

6. You can add honey to remove the bitterness of this drink.

Fenugreek seeds might provide relief in case of sore throat.

A study states that Fenugreek seeds contain a compound called mucilage which lowers the pain and irritation associated with a sore throat.

Tips:

1. Take 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Boil it in 2 cups of water till it comes to a rolling boil.

3. Simmer the flame and allow it to boil for another 15 minutes.

4. Once the water changes color (after 15 minutes), remove it from the flame and allow it to cool to a drinkable warm temperature.

5. Use this water while it is still warm to gargle.

6. Repeat it twice a day.

7. If the sore throat is severe, you can use it to gargle three times a day.

Fenugreek seeds might lower the pain and discomfort associated with heartburn. A study states that Fenugreek seeds contain a soluble fiber called mucilage which coats the inner lining of the stomach and soothes gastric inflammation and reduces irritation.

Tips:

1.Take 1/2 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.

2. Soak them overnight in a glass of water.

3. Consume (water with seeds) on an empty stomach in the morning.

Precautions when using Fenugreek Seeds

Due to its hot potency, a high dose of Fenugreek seeds can lead to burning sensation in the stomach.

Fenugreek seeds should be taken in a small amount or for a short duration in patients suffering from piles or fistula.

Moderate Medicine Interaction

Fenugreek seeds might slow blood clotting and may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. So it is advisable to consult your doctor while taking Fenugreek seeds along with anti-coagulant or anti-platelet drugs.

Other Interaction

Fenugreek seeds might decrease the blood potassium levels. So it is generally advised to monitor the blood potassium levels regularly while taking Fenugreek seeds along with potassium-lowering drugs.

Patients with diabetes

Fenugreek seeds may lower blood glucose level in people with diabetes. So it is generally advised to monitor the blood glucose level regularly while taking Fenugreek seeds along with anti-diabetic drugs.

when using Fenugreek seeds, or any herbs or spices for that matter, one should always take precautions and use in moderation and consult your medical practitioner if you are on any medication.

Fenugreek seeds are beneficial in many ways that help improve health and our everyday lives.

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