Certain foods have the power of healing more than one part of the body. There are simple herbs which are available in our local market that can cure complex problems like cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Fenugreek is one among that kind of a seed which has more nutritional and health benefits. Fenugreek seeds are also called as “Methi” seeds.
These seeds are usually added to salads and other Indian dishes. But when having it soaked fenugreek in the empty stomach have a lot of benefits. Before going on to the health benefits , we shall see the intake method of fenugreek seeds.
Follow these simple steps,
- Soak 1 tablespoon of fenugreek in water overnight,
- Drain the water in the morning,
- Gulp the fenugreek seeds in empty stomach ( Drink water if you needed)
Now let us see the health benefits you are going to get through fenugreek seeds in empty stomach,
Reduces your LDL values
Fenugreek seeds help in reducing cholesterol. Fenugreek when soaked and consumed, helps in lowering the blood cholesterol levels, especially the LDL cholesterol. The soluble fiber galactomannan in methi seeds attaches itself to the clots, cholesterol and fat cells that adhere to the blood vessels and block the blood passage. It then forms a gel with these substances and helps in re-attaching them from the surface of the walls of blood vessels and eliminating them from the body. Hence fenugreek seeds help in preventing cardiac ailments like atherosclerosis and strokes.
Elixir for Feeding Mothers
Fenugreek contains Diogenes, a naturally occurring steroid saponin that facilitates and increases the milk production in nursing mothers. Fenugreek seeds contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals which help in the good growth of the feeding infant.
For a periodic Menstrual Cycle
Fenugreek is considered a good emmenagogue. Emmenagogue is a herb which encourages menstrual bleeding..it is extremely beneficial for those who suffer oligomenorrhea (infrequent or light menses). It is also beneficial to those women who have obstructed blood flow during menses and have severe pelvic or abdominal pain because of this reason. Fenugreek helps in opening up the obstruction and increasing the blood flow during menses.
Best controller of Blood Sugar Levels
Fenugreek seeds are beneficial in both types I and type II diabetes. In type, I diabetes fenugreek helps by lowering the blood sugar absorption rate. The fiber galactomannan helps in slowing the absorption of sugar from the blood stream and hence keeps the sugar levels at bay. It helps in avoiding unnecessary sugar hikes in the blood. Owing to this benefit, acute episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can be avoided. In type II diabetes, Fenugreek seeds help by eliminating the instance of urine sugar. Fenugreek seeds contain 4- hydroxy isoleucine amino acids that are required for insulin formation.
Hair Growth Vitalizer
Fenugreek seeds should be powdered and mixed with curd. after soaking it for some time , this hair mask should be applied thoroughly to scalp and hair. Fenugreek application on the scalp helps in getting rid of dandruff problem. Applying fenugreek hair mask helps in moisturizing the dull dry hair and the hair becomes smooth and shiny.
Fenugreek seeds are most helpful when it comes to hair loss troubles. applying the above-mentioned fenugreek seed powder and curd hair mask 3 times a month will help in considerably lowering the hair fall and hair loss. Fenugreek also encourages the formation of new hair from the root bud.