As a proverb “Where there is anger, there may be an excellent quality”, Fenugreeks leaves rich in bitterness are loaded with lots of medicinal properties. It is easy to cook and easy to grow this fenugreek plants. But we always don’t value a thing which is available at ease.
You can lead a healthy life if you add fenugreek powder or sprouted fenugreek or fenugreek leaves more than 2 to 3 times in your food/week. The fenugreek leaves are used as medicines. Seeds, called fenugreek are used in cooking. Sprouted fenugreek has immense medicinal properties. Here are 15 amazing health benefits of fenugreek leaves for the entire body you need to know.
Health Benefits Of Fenugreek
#1 Fenugreek Reduces Fat
Fenugreek is the best medicine to reduce fat deposits in the body. They especially reduce the amount of LDL present in the body. It inhibits the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides to the body. This green is rich in Steroidal saponins.
#2 Prevents Heart Diseases
Fenugreek is rich in fibers that are water-soluble and the presence of a chemical substance called ‘Galactomannan’ plays an important role in preventing heart diseases. Fenugreek’s increased level of potassium arrests the effect of increased sodium in the blood level that causes heart disease.
#3 It Prevents Blood Sugar
The ‘Galactomannan’ in fenugreek reduces the glucose absorption in blood and the amino acid in fenugreek promotes insulin production. Thus it is advisable for diabetic patients to include fenugreek or fenugreek leaves in their diet.
#4 Helps in Proper Digestion
Fenugreek is rich in fibers and antioxidants that remove toxins and wastes from the body and improves digestion. Any indigestion or stomach pain can be cured with fenugreek tea. Persons suffering from constipation problems can drink fenugreek tincture or decoction in the early morning on an empty stomach that gives a better remedy.
#5 Soothing Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Just adding 1 teaspoon of fenugreek in your diet will reduce the acid reflux and heartburn in your body. The mucilage of fenugreek gets coated in the stomach and intestine and soothes gastrointestinal tissue. It is better to soak the fenugreek seeds overnight to get the complete benefit of the mucilaginous property.
#6 Weight Reduction Property
It greatly helps in reducing fat and weight of the body if one eats the soaked methi seeds in the morning on empty stomach. The natural water-soluble fiber swells and gives a filled feeling and helps to suppress your appetite thus it helps in reducing weight.
#7 Relieves Fever and Sore Throat
By taking Fenugreek powder with lemon and one teaspoon of honey helps to relieve fever and sore throat. It also soothes throat pain.
#8 Increases Breast Milk
The presence of ‘diosgenin’ in the spice increases milk production in lactating mothers. It is necessary that all lactating mothers should include fenugreek in their diet.
#9 It Helps Baby Delivery
A medicinal property in the fenugreek seeds helpful in inducing childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions and also reduces labor pain. But it shouldn’t be taken in excess and without Dr’s advice because it sometimes leads to the risk of miscarriage or premature childbirth.
#10 Soothes and Relax Menstrual Discomfort
The chemical compounds in fenugreek prevent the effect of PMS (premenstrual symptoms). Menopause symptoms like hot flashes and mood fluctuations are also prevented with the help of fenugreek. Women are more prone to iron deficiency during adolescence during pregnancy and breastfeeding. By adding fenugreek in your diet can supply a good amount of iron. But make sure to add tomatoes while cooking fenugreek that enhances the iron absorption.
#11 It Helps Increase Breast Size
The estrogen-like property of fenugreek helps in balancing hormone levels in the body. It also supports increasing the breast size of women.
#12 Prevent Colon Cancer
The saponins and mucilage property of fenugreek act as a toxin remover from the body and hence it removes the wastes from the digestive tract and prevents colon cancer.
#13 Prevents Skin Disease
The vitamins and the anti-oxidants of the fenugreek eliminate the toxins that are present in the pimples or boils. It also prevents Eczema. It also helps to eliminate the scars on the face, by applying a clean cloth on the face that is dipped in the fenugreek paste and allow for some time and wash off this is the best medicine to remove scars.
#14 Helps to Cure Pimples, Blackheads and Wrinkles
A face packs made of fenugreek paste will prevent blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, etc. One can use water boiled with fenugreek seeds for washing your face or applying a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves for 15 minutes on your face can tone your skin.
#15 Get Rid of Dandruff and Hair Fall
You can control hair fall by applying or massaging your head everyday with boiled fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in coconut oil. It also prevents your scalp from dandruff. So make it as important to add fenugreek as a part of your diet.