Fenugreek, binomial name Trigonella Foenum, is used as a food and medicinal herb in the ancient world and in the current era. Fenugreek leaves, seed and powdered form of seeds is a common ingredient in Indian food and it is also used in food in many cultures. It is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs and it has a long history of medical uses in Siddha medicine. It is popularly used for controlling sugar levels, aiding digestion, and as a general stimulant to improve metabolism and health.
In Tamil language, it is called as Venthayam, which has rich source of Protein, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, and also very good source of Dietary Fiber and Iron. It is also rich in many vital vitamins that are essential nutrients for optimum health, including vitamin B6, folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin A, and vitamin-C. It is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol.
Some of the many benefits of Fenugreek include:
Increases the secretion of insulin, helps in reducing excessive blood glucose levels
Controls the rate of sugar absorption in the blood
Increases glucose absorption and fatty acid oxidation and improves insulin sensitivity
Accelerate hair growth and reduces the dandruff
Applying the paste on the affected area reduces the Eczema.
Balances hormones in women, controls menstruation pain and bleeding
Controls heart rate and blood pressure
Drinking Fenugreek powder with Luke warm water reduces Joint Pains
Helps to relieve from excessive gas or flatulence
Good digestive agent and helps in stimulating the secretion of gastric juices
It helps to treat peptic ulcers and inflamed conditions of the stomach and bowel, as it absorbs and eliminates toxic material
Helps to clean the blood
Helps to beat Anemia
Helps boost iron levels in pregnant women
Increases breast milk production
Triggers sweat and detoxifies the body
Treats reproductive disorders
Reduces the Acne and Blackheads.
Reduces body heat
Reduces the amount amounts of calcium oxalate in the kidneys which often contributes kidney stones
Taking fenugreek with water before food prevents the heart burn
Fenugreek Leaves: Chop the stems, shop the leaves, fold in a foil, zip lock in plastic cover and free it. You can use even after 60 days.
Fenugreek Seeds: Store in an airtight container, unrefrigerated.
Powdered or paste form of fenugreek, however, should be kept in the air-sealed packets and placed inside the refrigerator.
The above information is to share the knowledge of Traditional Siddha Herbs and do not serve as a medical advice.