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Fenugreek Herb Health Benefits

Fenugreek is an herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region, in India and China it has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems such as wounds, rashes and boils, treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux.

 

Fenugreek also has a long history of use for the treatment of reproductive disorders, to induce labour, to treat hormonal disorders, to help with breast enlargement, and to reduce menstrual pain.

 

The Fenugreek herb has been known to help reduce fever when taken with lemon and honey, since it nourishes the body during an illness.

 

Therefore, to treat a fever, simply consume one to two teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds three times a day along with an herbal tea with a teaspoon of honey and lemon juice.

 

When fenugreek seeds are eaten, they release mucilage, creating a soothing effect on the digestive organs.

 

This mucilage forms a protective coating on the lining of the stomach and intestine, reducing gastric inflammation and heartburn.

 

They are rich in vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and C, and are a powerhouse of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.

 

Because of its natural estrogens, fenugreek is effective in treating the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, anxiety and insomnia.

 

Fenugreek is used as a galactagogue by nursing mothers to increase inadequate breast milk supply.

 

This is evidenced by a study which found that consumption of herbal tea containing fenugreek seeds enhanced breast milk production in mothers and facilitated infant birth weight regain in early postnatal days.

 

Studies have shown that the fibers in fenugreek help prevent certain cancers.

 

For example, researchers at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, found that fenugreek has estrogenic effects and could be a possible alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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