Fenugreek (scientific name Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean. It has three green or yellow oblong leaves, which can be consumed fresh or dried. It leaves and seeds are important for cooking and medicines. It is also known as Methi seeds, which are a common ingredient in Indian curries, as well as Turkish, Persian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Egyptian cuisine. Because of their sweet, maple-syrup like smell and flavor, fenugreek seeds are also added to artificial maple syrup, candies, ice cream, beverages, tobacco, soaps, and cosmetics.
Not only do fenugreek seeds taste good, but they have several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look….
- Balance cholesterol.
- Soothe upset stomach and digestive problems.
- Reduce menstrual cramps.
- Reduce appetite.
- Reduce fat mass.
- Maintain liver and kidney health.
- Soothe muscle pain.
- Reduce fever.
Based on the available evidence, fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone, and increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek may also reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation, and help with appetite control, but more research is needed in these areas.
Fenugreek is a powerful herb, a medicine, a spice with numerous health benefits.
The plant is useful as leaf and seeds of the plant are eaten and are used in soaps, shampoo, oil, and other beautifying products.
Other Benefits of Fenugreek :
A. Fenugreek has a substantial quantity of fiber and minerals like iron & magnesium.
B. Fenugreek seeds can control blood sugar. It is good for Type 1 and 2 diabetics.
C. Fenugreek or methi may control inflammation in the human body in other words it may have anti-inflammatory effects.
D. Fenugreek may act as an antacid medicine by controlling heartburns due to oily and spicy foods.
E. Fenugreek may control cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body.
F. Fenugreek can help to reduce body pain.
G. Fenugreek may reduce appetite.
H. Helps to reduce fever.
I. Fenugreek helps in kidney and liver health. J. Increases production of milk in lactating mothers and helps in the weight gain of infants.
K. Fenugreek helps to reduce fat mass.