Amazing Health Benefits of Fenugreek

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 10, 2014

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An amazing herb, fenugreek is rich in protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin which make it good for your health. Here are some of the health benefits offered by this wonderful herb.
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    Fenugreek

    An amazing herb, fenugreek is rich in protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin which make it good for your health. Here are some of the health benefits offered by this wonderful herb.

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    Fever

    Fenugreek seeds can reduce fever when taken with lemon and honey as it known to provide nourishment to the body during an illness. Take two to three teaspoons of fenugreek seeds along with lemon and honey three times in a day to treat the fever.

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    Cholesterol

    Fenugreek seeds are recommended remedy for balancing cholesterol levels. Several studies suggests that people who take about 2 ounces of fenugreek seed each day have lower cholesterol levels thereby less risk of a heart disease.

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    Breast Enlargement

    The herb is not only good for overall health; it can also be very effective in balancing women's harmones. It is often used in many teas and other products that help balance women's hormones and enhance breasts. A natural home remedy for breast enlargement is to make Fenugreek a part of the regular diet.

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    Easy Labour

    This healthy herb can also be very good for pregnant women during their big day. Fenugreek helps in uterine contractions and can be helpful in inducing childbirth. However, pregnant women should use it only after consulting the doctor.

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    Skin Inflammation

    Fenugreek seeds are also very effective in topical treatment for skin problems such as abscesses, boils, burns and eczema. Grind a spoonful of fenugreek and mix it warm water. Apply this mixture directly on the affected skin.

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    Cardiovascular Health

    Fenugreek seed has galactomannan that helps in reducing the heart attack. It is also an excellent source of potassium that counters action of sodium thereby controlling the heart and blood pressure.

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    Diabetes

    Fenugreek is also very healthy and beneficial for people with diabetes. It contains galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre which slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood. Fenugreek also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin.

     

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    Colon Cancer

    The fiber content of the fenugreek seeds help in binding the toxins of the food and flush them out protecting the mucus membrane of the colon from cancers. Hence, it is great in preventing the colon cancer.

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    Supports Milk Production

    It is recommended to lactating women to add more fenugreek to their diet since it has been known to increase milk production. Research has shown that milk production can increase manifold within couple of days after adding the herb to regular diet.

     

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    Acid Reflux

    Fenugreek seeds contain a lot of mucilage, which makes it an effective home remedy for heartburn or acid reflux. The mucilage content helps sooth the gastrointestinal inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestine.

     

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    Other Benefits

    Fenugreek has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, and maintain a healthy metabolism. It has also been used to increase libido and male potency. Add more of this herb to your diet for these health benefits.

     

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