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2 Ways to Make Fenugreek Powder for a Healthy Body

Updated on June 16, 2009

Properties of Fenugreek

  1. Normalizes 'body heat'. (According to Ayurveda the body gets heated when there is loss of sleep, strenuous bodily activity, intake of excessive non vegetarian food, excessive indulgence in sex etc, this results in yellow colored painful urination, irritation and redness of eyes etc).
  2. Stops diarrhea.
  3. Relieves hemorrhoids.
  4. Cures bad breath and mouth ulcers.
  5. Clears skin diseases.
  6. Prevents hair loss.
  7. Softens the skin.
  8. Strengthens body.

Fenugreek has been used in India from time immemorial to the physical ailments listed above.

Fenugreek Is An Excellent Home Remedy

First Method to Make Fenugreek Powder

The necessary ingredients are

  1. Fenugreek 200 gms
  2. Blackgram 100 gms
  3. Palm candy 600 gm

Clean fenugreek seeds thoroughly. Pour 400 ml of milk in an earthen pot and drop the cleaned fenugreek seeds in it. After 12 hours filter out the soaked fenugreek seeds. Now dry this milk soaked seeds in shade. Once dry, drop the seeds in 400 ml tender coconut water. After 12 hours, again filter out the seeds. Dry the seeds again in shade. Once dried, the seeds are powdered to a nice form.

Clean the blackgram thoroughly. Take 200 ml of milk in an earthen pot. Drop the cleaned blackgram in milk. After 3 hours, filter out the blackgram and let it dry in shade. Once dried, the seeds are sauted in ghee (a spoonful) in an earthenware. This fried blackgram is then powdered nicely and added to the fenugreek powder.

Palm candy is also powdered and added to this mix. This combination is then stored in a glass jar.

How to Consume This Powder

After breakfast, two spoonful of this preparation is taken with warm water or milk. Follow the same procedure after supper. For best results this is to be followed for at least 40 days.

An Alternative Method

Following ingredients are needed.

  1. Fenugreek 200 gms
  2. Blackgram 100 gms
  3. Cumin seeds 5 gms
  4. Pepper 10 gms
  5. Raw Rice 1200 gms

Clean fenugreek thoroughly. Put the cleaned fenugreek in an earthen pot. Drop 400 ml of lemon juice into the pot. After 12 hours filter out the fenugreek and dry it in shade. Once dried, it is ground into nice powder.

Clean blackgram thoroughly. Put blackgram in an earthen pot and pour 200 ml of lemon juice into it. After 3 hours, filter out the blackgram and dry it in shade. Once dried, it is sauté in ghee (one spoonful) in an earthenware. Allow it to cool and then powder it nicely.

The cumin seeds are fried lightly. Similarly pepper is powdered and sauted in ghee as above.

The fenugreek powder, blackgram powder, pepper powder are mixed together.

The raw rice is also cleaned dried and broken down to pieces. Add the fenugreek and other powders to this raw rice.

How to use this.

Water is added to this powder and heated and made into a congee (porridge like) consistency. Add a pinch of salt and take this instead of breakfast. You can also add milk to this combination. This is ideal for children above 7 years also.

For more tips like this visit my blog on Ayurvedic Home Remedies.

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      Research Analyst 7 years ago

      What a great home remedy, I have heard of fenugreek never realized it could be used as a powder. the part I like most about this herb is how it is used in treatment of reproductive disorders, to induce labor, to treat hormonal disorders, to help with breast enlargement, and to reduce menstrual pain in women. great hub!

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