Dried or fresh leaves fenugreek are herb, Fenugreek seeds are spice and their fresh leaves, sprouts, and micro greens are vegetable.
The taste of medicines are masked by fenugreek as the taste and odor of fenugreek is more like maple syrup. In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. Many foods, beverages, and tobacco use fenugreek as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup.
Roasting in the pan till golden brown color change the butter nature of fenugreek. It has a huge set of benefits.
Few of the benefits are follows
- For loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), fenugreek acts as medicine.
- 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 aging 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 favorable effect on hypertriglyceridemia (Information source)
- Vitamin C is present abundantly in Fenugreek. It acts as a preservative in pickle.
- Tea made of fenugreek, lemon juice and honey will reduce fever. Applying the paste of soaked fenugreek seeds or paste of fenugreek leaves in 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 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)