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Fenugreek (Methi) is used as a herb (dried or fresh leaves), spice (seeds), and vegetable (fresh leaves, sprouts, and microgreens).

 

The taste and odour of fenugreek resemble maple syrup, and it has been used to mask the taste of medicines. In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. It is also used as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup, foods, beverages, and tobacco.

 

Bitter nature of fenugreek can be changed by roasting in the pan till golden brown color. It has a huge list of benefits.

 

Few of them for us:-

 

. Fenugreek is used for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis).

 

. Fenugreek has been the focus of several studies concerning the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of breast cancer. Its ability to balance hormone levels aids in treating PMS and menopause. Its antioxidants slow ageing and help prevent disease.

 

. Adjunct use of fenugreek seeds improves glycemic control and decreases insulin resistance in mild type-2 diabetic patients. There is also a favourable effect on hypertriglyceridemia.[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11868855]

 

. Vitamin C is present abundantly in Fenugreek. It is used as a preservative in pickles.

 

Source from Wikipedia

. Tea made of fenugreek, lemon juice and honey will reduce fever. Applying the paste of soaked fenugreek seeds or paste of fenugreek leaves in the head and allow it to stay for 15 to 20 minutes and take a bath, this will help hair to grow with strength and glow. This will also be used to reduce dandruff.

 

. Fenugreek has been used in short-term to boost milk supply and generally be discontinued after milk supply is increased, as long as a mother can regularly breastfeed or pump. It contains choline which aids the thinking process.

 

. Pregnant women should avoid using excessive amounts of fenugreek. It may cause harm to the developing baby in the womb. Stomach ulcers, blood leaks into the blood, if the bleeding because it may maximize the number of these patients with the use of fenugreek fine.

 

Names in Other Languages: Fenogreco (Spanish), Fenugrec (French), Methi (Hindi), Venthiyam (Tamil), Uluva (Malayalam), Menthulu (Telugu), Methi (Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya & Urdu), Meth (Punjabi)