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Fenugreek benefits and medicinal uses

Fenugreek benefits and medicinal uses

Its leaves and seeds are used both internally and in external poultices, and it is also widely used in Mediterranean cuisine as a spice with a bittersweet flavor.

Healing properties of fenugreek

Fenugreek has stimulant, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, expectorant, laxative, hepatoprotective and diaphoretic properties.

It is a very complete herb: let's see some of its healing applications:

  • Assists in the recovery from skin diseases and infections
  • Helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Controls the balance of blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes
  • Its amino acids promote insulin production
  • It works as a blood thinner, which helps in heart conditions
  • Reduces fatty tissues, assisting in weight loss
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Contains diosgenin, which increases libido
  • Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer
  • Its antioxidant content reduces internal mucus, giving relief to respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, pneumonia, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and laryngitis
  • Stimulates the functioning of the immune system
  • Removes toxins from the body from the lymph nodes
  • Stimulates breast milk production in breastfeeding women
  • Stimulates uterine contractions in labor
  • Contains high levels of phytoestrogens, which relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause
  • Promotes digestion and liver function
  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used as the herb to cure any type of problems related to the kidneys
  • Prevents the formation of stones in the kidneys by reducing the levels of calcium oxalate in them

Some modes of use

  • To avoid heartburn and belching: consume a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds before meals.
  • To assist in the treatment of diabetes, mix 2 teaspoons of fenugreek powder with milk and drink this solution twice a day for at least a month.
  • For stomach pain, mix half a teaspoon of fenugreek powder with milk
  • For sinus relief, boil a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in 300ml of water until the water is reduced by half. Drink the solution for 10 days.
  • For a sore throat and mouth sores, gargle with a fenugreek infusion 5 to 6 times a day.
  • For burns on the skin apply a paste made with fenugreek leaves.
  • For bad breath, consume fenugreek infusion. This infusion also serves to whet the appetite and to eliminate respiratory mucus from the chest.
  • To reduce blood sugar levels and control gastrointestinal inflammations, regularly consume fenugreek infusion.
  • To stimulate hair growth, apply a solution of fenugreek and yogurt.

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