Also known as Greek Hay, use of Fenugreek is highly prevalent in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian medicine. A bitter herb, the seeds of Fenugreek are widely acknowledged for their range of medicinal qualities which are highly beneficial for various ailments. Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine recommend the seeds of Fenugreek as a relief from joint pain, inflammation and respiratory troubles. Fenugreek is known to promote healthy digestion and maintain metabolism. It also addresses certain reproductive disorders in women.
Known for its diuretic, anti-parasitic and anti-tumor properties, Fenugreek is recommended for increasing lactation, stimulating the uterus and soothing irritated tissues. Chinese medicine recommends the consumption of Fenugreek for kidney disorders and associated problems like irregular and painful menstruation, loss of sexual drive and hernia. The medicinal properties of Fenugreek also help in alleviating, gastric inflammation and various digestive disorders.
Ratified by Commission E, a group that assesses and evaluates the efficacy of herbs for the German government, fenugreek has been recommended for treatment of inflammation, loss of appetite, and gastritis. Due to high mucilage content, Fenugreek helps sooth gastrointestinal discomfort by coating the lining of the stomach and intestine.
Also used as a spice in Indian curries, fenugreek seeds are often used as home remedies and housewives for a variety of health problems. Widely acknowledged for its anti-viral properties, these seeds are used in the treatment of common cough and cold.
For its large number of medicinal benefits, Fenugreek seeds are used in various dishes, made into salads, brewed as tea and taken as natural supplements.
Health benefits of Fenugreek Capsules