Methi or Fenugreek seeds are native of Asia and southern Europe. It is an annual herb which has white colour flowers and yellowish brown seeds. The seeds and leaves have a strong aroma and a nice flavour. The leaves of Methi or Fenugreek seeds are green in colour and are used in many vegetables.
The seed is known by different names in different parts of the country. India is the largest producer of Methi or Fenugreek seeds in the world. Although small in size, the seed has unlimited benefits. From many years it has been used as a natural medicine and remedy for many health, skin and hair related problems.
In 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds contain 35.5 calories.
- 6.4 grams carbohydrates
- 2.5 grams protein
- 0.7 gram fat
- 2.7 grams fiber
- 3.7 milligrams iron
- 32.6 milligrams phosphorus
- 0.1 milligram manganese
- 0.1 milligram copper
- 21 milligrams magnesium
- 0.1 milligram vitamin B6
Fenugreek Seeds Benefits For Health
Fenugreek powder is good for diabetic patients because of the presence of galactomannan in it. This helps in lowering the rate of absorption of sugar in the blood and also contains all the essential amino acids that can increase the production of insulin in the body. So have this powder regularly and you will benefit a lot.
2.Good For Women
Fenugreek powder is excellent for many of the health problems faced by women, like premenstrual syndrome. This is because it contains isoflavones and diosgenin, which can relax you and offer you comfort during menstrual cramps. Hot flashes, mood swings and other symptoms associated with menopause can also be reduces by having fenugreek powder regularly.
When you have food, you may also take in some toxic material with it. Fenugreek helps in getting g rid of these toxic materials from the body with the help of dietary fiber in it. Some of these dietary fibers bind with the toxic materials and throw them out of the body. It reduces the risk of colon cancer by protecting the colon membrane and preventing any damage done to it.
Anemic patients benefit a lot by consuming fenugreek powder as it is a rich source of iron. Having this regularly helps in increasing the amount of red blood cells and thus prevents anemia.
Fenugrek seeds flush out all the toxins from the body and thus help in keeping the gastrointestinal system clean and functioning properly. This ensures better digestion of the food you eat.
6.Controls Blood Pressure
Fenugreek powder can help in maintaining normal levels of blood pressure and also helps in regulating the heart rate. This is because this powder is a rich source of potassium and contains very low amount of sodium.
If you are suffering from constipation, have this powder and you will get relief. This is because it can promotes digestion and thus makes the bowel movements easy. It is also rich in dietary fiber, which can prevent constipation.
Fenugreek powder forms a coating on the inner walls of intestine and the stomach, thus protecting you from gastric ulcer. Moreover, it helps in the healing of heartburn and Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GRD).
9.Rich Source Of Vitamins
It is very helpful in treating the kidney ailments and deficiency symptoms of the vitamin like mouth ulcers, baldness, chronic coughs, chapped lips, beriberi, boils, cellulitis, tuberculosis, bronchitis, cancer and etc.
Methi seed benefits in curing the acid reflux (heartburn) as it has mucilage which covers the stomach and intestinal linings and soothes the irritated tissues of the gastrointestinal tract. Regular consumption of 1 tsp soaked methi seeds in water provide more relief as the soaking process makes its outer coating mucilaginous.
Fenugreek Seeds Benefits For Skin
Soak the methi seeds ( fenugreek seeds ) over night and grind the fenugreek seeds with fresh aloe vera gel in the next day morning. Grind them up to it becomes smooth creamy paste.Apply the paste on the pimples with finger tip. Dried it for 10- 12 minutes then wash the face with cool water. Repeat this process for every 3 days up to 45 days makes your face free from the pimples.
Methi/fenugreek seeds lighten skin tone, and make your appearance brighter and better. A face pack prepared out of methi seeds by using methi paste, methi soaked water, gram flour, and curd exfoliates the skin and removes dark circles. It also tones and cleanses the skin while simultaneously treating sun damages.
Take the 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds and boil them in 3 glasses of water for 10 minutes.Extract the boiled water with the help if sieve. apply this water for the face cleaning. This water cleanse the face and gives the glow to the face.
14.For Burn Marks
Burn marks are tough to get rid of but methi can help to fade them over time. Soak the methi seeds all over the night and make a paste. Apply this mixture on the marks and let it dry completely. Now wash the area with water and continue its use on a regularly.
Fenugreek also possesses anti-ageing benefits. Grind fenugreek seeds with rose water. Mix it with some honey. Apply it on to the skin and rinse after a while. This face pack combats all the signs of ageing.
Fenugreek Seeds Benefits For Hair
Rough hair are more prone and vulnerable to have split ends and nothing better than fenugreek paste for your hair. You can blend 4-5 tablespoons of fenugreek seed, apply the paste on the split ends by soaking them overnight. Repeat this at least twice a week for effective results.
17.For Hair Loss
Take the 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds soak them into water over night. Next day grind them. Now take the paste in a bowl and add the 1 tbsp of coconut oilor olive oil to it. Mix the both ingredients well and apply this paste on the hair loss and hair damaged area. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Then washed it off with the mild shampoo.
Take 8-10 grams of fenugreek seeds and soak it in normal water overnight and then make a fine paste out of them in next day. Apply this paste all over the hair and hair scalp. Dried it for 30 minutes and rinse it off with the cool water. This hair mask work as the natural conditioner for hairand gives the shiny to the hair.
19.For Voluminous, Glossy Hair
Make paste of finely powdered fenugreek seed and coconut milk. Rub the mixture on your scalp .Wait for half an hour. Wash the hair with some mild shampoo and condition it.
20.Dry And Itchy Scalp
- Fenugreek use during pregnancy is not recommended, since it has the potential to induce labor. If you are pregnant ,consult with your doctor.
- If you are currently taking any oral medications, you should always use this herb at least 2 hours before or after these drugs.
- Fenugreek is considered to be safe when used moderately, there have been a few minor side-effects like Nausea, Gastrointestinal discomfort.