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Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds and Leaves

Updated on July 24, 2012

Fenugreek Health Benefits

Fenugreek helps to lower blood pressure. It also helps to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. It prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth. It is also very good for digestion

Fenugreek is cultivated world wide. Its seeds are amber colored. Both seeds and leaves are used for culinary purposes in India. They have also been used for treating health conditions for a long time.

Fenugreek for Diabetes

Tea made from crushed fenugreek seeds helps to bring down blood sugar levels. Add 2 tsp of the powder to a cup of water and boil it. Strain the liquid after 3 hours and drink it.

It contains amino acids which stimulate the production of insulin in the pancreas. It also helps the body tissues to utilize blood sugar better. This helps to bring down postprandial (after food) blood sugar levels.

Fenugreek for Weight Loss

Drinking fenugreek tea is one of the best methods to reduce weight. It cleans up the body by increasing sweating and bowel movements. The digestive process improves as the body gets rid of all the waste and toxins. It helps to suppress appetite leading to weight loss. It also purifies blood and improves circulation. It improves overall health.

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Fenugreek Benefits for Hair

Fenugreek can help to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Add a small quantity of water to powdered fenugreek seeds and make a paste. Apply the paste your scalp with a gentle massage. Wash it off after 30 minutes. It will promote hair growth.

Fenugreek for Cholesterol

Fenugreek helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure. Add 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds to a glass of water and boil it. Strain it after it cools and drink it. Fenugreek tea is quite effective in minimizing the heart and cardio-vascular problems.

Fenugreek Anti-inflammatory Properties

Add pure water to fenugreek seeds powder and make a paste. Apply the paste to wounds, rashes and boils. It helps to reduce the pain and irritation.

Other Benefits of Fenugreek

It acts as an expectorant. If you have bronchitis, drinking fenugreek tea will help to clear the congestion in the chest.

It helps to provide relief for women from menstrual discomforts

Fenugreek Leaves Benefits

Add some milk to fenugreek leaves and make a paste. Apply it to your scalp with a gentle massage. It will help to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.

Mix apple cider vinegar with fenugreek leaves and make a paste. Apply the paste to your scalp to get rid of dandruff.

A paste made by mixing fenugreek leaves with turmeric helps to prevent acne and blackheads.

A paste combining fenugreek leaves with milk cream helps to delay the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. It also improves your complexion and makes your look younger.

Fenugreek for Milk

Fenugreek helps to improve the milk supply in lactating mothers substantially. It is a very good remedy for mothers who are not able to produce sufficient quantities of milk to feed their babies.

Side effects of Fenugreek

Fenugreek should be used in moderation. Excessive use may cause diarrhea in some people. Expecting women should consult their doctor before using it, as it might induce uterine contractions or labor.

These are some of the important health benefits of fenugreek seeds and leaves.

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    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      Thanks. I hope the fenugreek seeds have made the dish more tasty

    • Arc4life profile image


      5 years ago from Florida

      I have added dried fenugreek seeds to my punjabi spinach dish called saag.

      Great Hubpage you have here !


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