Nutrition Profile of Fenugreek
Traditionally Fenugreek has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India to heal many ailments
Nutrients per one teaspoon
Energy: 12 kCal
Recent studies show that sprouted Fenugreek lower fasting glucose levels. Fenugreek may be used to manage Type I and II diabetics.
Fenugreek is rich in steroidal saponins. This may help reduce total blood serum cholesterol and LDL, without effecting HDL.
Breast Enlargement and Menopause
Fenugreek seeds contain diosgenin (used to make semi-synthetic form of estrogen). This compound helps the growth of breast cells and water retention. This may also serve as an aphrodisiac for women, used as Hormone Replacement therapy during Menopause.
Fenugreek is a common galacagogue. Mammary glands are modified sweat glands. Fenugreek stimulates sweat production, ergo lactation. Fenugreek seeds may stimulate uterine contractions and must be avoided in medicine form by pregnant women.
Documented studies show an increase of up to 150% in the milk production of nursing mothers.
In Europe, a mix of Fenugreek and Saw Palmetto is sold has an herbal oral preparation for baldness.
It is believed that Fenugreek stimulates blood circulation to hair follicles to promote hair growth similar to Rogaine. Very little clinical studies have been done to support this claim.
There are several clinical studies that show Saw Palmetto to function like Finasteride, an active ingredient in Propecia, an oral medicine approved by FDA for hair loss.
For hair loss, Fenugreek should be taken as a dietary supplement as well as applied topically.
Pre-soak Fenugreek seeds in minimum water overnight. Grind pre-soaked Fenugreek seeds with Yogurt. Apply the mixture to scalp and work in, also cover the hair with the mixture. Leave it on for 20 minute. Wash and rinse.
White Vaginal Discharge (Leucorrhoea)
White vaginal discharge is caused by toxicity of the reproductive system. Vaginal douche with Fenugreek water is a very effective home remedy.
Add 2 teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds to 4 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Turn down heat to very low, cover and steep for 30 to 40 minute. Let it cool to room temperature. Strain and discard used Fenugreek seeds. Use Fenugreek water as a vaginal douche
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