Fenugreek

Fenugreek is used as a herb (dried or fresh leaves) spices (seeds) and vegetables (fresh leaves, sprout sand micro greens) 
  • Stolon is the chemical which is responsible for the Fenugreek's distinctive sweet smell, it's used both whole and powdered in the preparation of the pickles, vegetables, dishes, Dal and sambhar powder. 
  • Fenugreek is known as samudramethi in Maharashtra's. 
  • Fenugreek seed is used in Ethiopia as a natural herbal medicine in the treatment of the diabetes. 
  • Fenugreek seed are rich source of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fibre, vitamins B, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
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  • In traditional medicine, Fenugreek thought to promote digestion and reduce blood sugar level in the diabetics. 
  • Also increase breast milk supply in nursing mothers. 
  • Seed is also sprouted and used for as a demulcents and to reduce the level of blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) in the therapies for diabetes mellitus, anorexia, high cholesterol and mild antiseptic. 
  • Fenugreek extract and oil are known to process antimicrobial, antioxidants, anti diabetic and anti inflammatory and anti-tumerogenic (anti-cancer) activities. 
  • Improve digestion and relieve constipation, useful in ulcerating colitis, lowered cholesterol naturally with triglycerides. 
  • Reduces internal inflammatory conditions like 
  • Mouth ulcers, boils, chronic cough, tuberculosis, cancer, and kidney diseases.
  • Useful in arthritis problems. 
  • Natural testosterone (male harmone) booster, useful in erectile dysfunction and other male problems. 
  • Increase sexual arousal and testosterone levels. 
  • Treatment for impotence. 
  • In females, increase milk flow in breast feeding, increases milk supply. 
  • In athletes, increases work force and stamina. 
  • Useful in external inflammation like pain and swelling in various organs and used as a poultice.
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