Fenugreek Uses and Benefits - 12 Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek Uses and Benefits

Fenugreek is an Indian herb ('Methi' in Hindi) and popular spice that is widely used for cooking but it can be used for medicinal purposes as well.

The plant is a small annual leguminous herb belonging to the family of fabaceae that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world.

It is also known as Greek hay, fenugreek, bird's foot and Greek clover. Its scientific name is Trigonella foenum-graecum.

Fenugreek is a very good remedy traditionally used to cure a wide range of disease. Let's see 12 healing benefits from this herb:

Fenugreek Therapeutic Indications - 12 Major Healing Benefits

1. BAD CHOLESTEROL

Scientific research suggests the use of fenugreek for bad cholesterol lowering. Animal studies showed that a supplement of fenugreek seeds is able to dissolve cholesterol gallstones in mice on a normal diet. Clinical studies have revealed that fenugreek reduces elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels in human blood.

supplement may lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), VLDL cholesterol with no change in HDL levels (good cholesterol).

Many experts believe that the high amount of steroid saponins and galactomannan fiber contained in this healing herb induces hypocholesterolemia in both animals and humans.

2. DIABETES

Fenugreek seeds help lower level of glucose in the blood on type1 and type2 diabetes mellitus patients.

The hypoglycemic effect is explained by the presence of several compounds in the seeds. The secretion of insulin from the pancreas is stimulated by an amino acid (4-hydroxyisoleucine). Substances such as gentianine, trigonelline, and carpaine are alkaloids found in seeds which produce a significant antidiabetic activity.

Another natural substance called fenugreekine inhibits glucose transport and slows down food transit time. The slower the food is digested, the longer it takes for the sugar to enter the blood stream.

Fortunately, this medicinal herb doesn't reduce sugar levels in healthy people who want to use it for its other curing properties!

3. BREAST MILK PRODUCTION

Fenugreek is a very good galactogogue that is able to increase volume of breast milk in women who aren't producing enough milk! A steroid compound called diosgenin found in the plant is chemically similar to the female sex hormone estrogen and works as a growth stimulator for mammary glands within 24 to 72 hours after first taking the herb.

4. LOSS OF APPETITE AND STOMACH COMPLAITS

Fenugreek seeds have been used for loss of appetite, anorexia, dyspepsia (upset stomach or indigestion), gastritis, colic flatulence, diarrhea and chronic dysentery. Fenugreek tea or supplement promotes the appetite thanks to its bitter constituents.

5. CONSTIPATION

Fenugreek adds bulk to the stool, gives a good motion and acts as a gentle bulk laxative. So, it is helpful in treating constipation.

6. CANCERS

Studies suggest a potential protective effect of fenugreek seeds against some types of cancer. Some natural compounds contained in this potent healing herb are able to neutralize chemicals that cause breast cancer and prostate cancer. Saponins inhibit cancer cell proliferation and migration.

7. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Fenugreek is commonly reported to lower blood pressure. But to tell the truth, there is no evidence that this herb has hypotensive properties.

According to some reports, this natural remedy may raise blood pressure. In fact, fenugreek herbal supplements reduce potassium levels in the blood which can contribute to high blood pressure !

8. LIVER INTOXICATION

Fenugreek helps protect the liver against alcohol-induced damage, says S. Kaviarasan, lead author for a 2007 study published in "Cell Biology and Toxicology." Fenugreek seed polyphenols has been proven to increase levels of antioxidant enzymes in the liver. This therapeutic action not only protects but repairs liver damage.

9. MUSCLES AND FAT TISSUES

Fenugreek extract mimics the anabolic effects of testosterone and helps athletes build their strength. This medicinal plant promotes lean body mass and reduces fat tissue.

10. RESPIRATION PROBLEMS

Fenugreek is traditionally used to soothe respiratory complaints. It is thought that it can help reduce bronchial congestion by decreasing mucus production.

Many people around the world use this natural remedy to treat coughs, bronchitis, and sinus problems for this very reason.

However, inhalation of the powder can cause asthma and allergic symptoms. Some mothers have reported that it worsened their asthma symptoms.

11. OVERWEIGHT

First, as we have mentioned before, fenugreek has an anabolic effect that helps reduce fat intake in overweight people.

Second, by reducing the sugar absorption in the stomach, it may be useful as a way to lose weight.

There are a lot of testimonies that say that fenugreek tea help to lose weight. Some reports have said that fenugreek tea can help an overweight person to lose 3 or 4 pounds in just 2 weeks.

12. SKIN WOUNDS AND INFECTIONS

Used topically, the seeds of fenugreek are very beneficial in the treatment of skin problems such as inflammation, redness, boils, abscesses, acne, dandruff, eczema, wounds, sunburns, wrinkles and gout. Thanks to its nourishing and hydrating properties, seeds oil helps against cracked skin.

Author : Alexis ROGER

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