Know About the Wonderful Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are Rich in iron and adds Flavour to the Food

Fenugreek is popularly known as ‘Methi’ and it is a very popular herb used in Indian household. It is available in the form of seeds and leaves which can be easily consumed. It is rich in iron and adds flavour to the food.

Fenugreek has lot of benefits on the skin, hair and overall health of the body. Let’s look at some of the amazing benefits of fenugreek on the body.

Benefits of Fenugreek

Benefits of Fenugreek

Benefit-1: It Cures Acidity

  • Fenugreek seeds acidity in an effective way
  • Fenugreek helps in curing acidity in an effective way as it has mucilage which covers the intestine and stomach lining and soothes the intestinal tract. Take 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water overnight.
  • Consume these seeds on an empty stomach in the morning to get relief from the acidity on regular basis.
It Cures Acidity

It Cures Acidity

Benefit-2: Lowers Cholesterol

Fenugreek helps in curing and reducing the low density lipoprotein in the body. It has rich source of saponins which prevents the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides.

Benefit-3: Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

  • Fenugreek seeds keep heart disease in check
  • Fenugreek seeds regularize the cholesterol in the body and this further helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. It has excellent source of potassium which controls the heart rate and also keeps heart healthy.
Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

Benefit-4: Cures Constipation

  • Fenugreek is very rich in fibre and antioxidants and this helps in flushing out all the toxins from the body. Drink fenugreek tea in the morning for improved bowel movements.
  • It also helps in curing constipation by making the bowel movements smooth.

Benefit-5: Promotes Milk Production in Women

Fenugreek seeds increases milk production in lactating mothers

Those who are lactating mothers should consume fenugreek seeds as it enhances the production of milk in the breasts. Fenugreek has diosgenin compound which increases the milk production in the breasts that is good for new-born baby.

Promotes Milk Production in Women

Promotes Milk Production in Women

Benefit-6: Beneficial for Sore Throat and Fever

Take 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds and add 1 tsp of honey lemon to it. This will work wonders in nourishing the body and cures the fever. The soothing effect of mucilage present in fenugreek helps in curing sore throat and cough.

Benefit-7: Helps in Reducing Menstrual Cramps

  • Fenugreek seeds eases menstrual cramps
  • Fenugreek provides relief from menstrual cramps and severe pain. Just take 1 -2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds and make a fine powder.
  • Now, take 1 tsp of powder with water in the morning. This will help in relieving the pain and gives comfort to the body.
Helps in Reducing Menstrual Cramps

Helps in Reducing Menstrual Cramps

Benefit-8: Resolves Hair Problems

Fenugreek seeds are meant to be excellent for hair as it removes various hair related problems. Soak 1 tsp of boiled fenugreek seeds in coconut oil overnight and then massage your hair everyday with this oil.

This will help in strengthening hair and removes grey hair as well. You can also make a paste of fenugreek seeds and apply on your scalp for healthy hair.

Benefit-9: Treats Skin Problems and Aging

Fenugreek seeds keep your skin young and fresh

Fenugreek is used in various beauty packs to remove blackheads, pimples and dark circles. It also lifts the sagging skin and keeps aging away. Take some fenugreek leaves and boil them. Grind them to make a paste. Now, apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes. This will give you a clear and glowing skin

Treats Skin Problems and Aging

Treats Skin Problems and Aging

Benefit-10: Helps in Tightening Sagging Breasts

Take 1 cup of fenugreek seeds and grind them to form a powder. Now store this powder in an airtight container. Take 2 tsp of fenugreek powder and mix it with water or milk to make a fine paste.

Apply this mixture on your breasts and let it remain there for 20 minutes. Wash off with plain water. Repeat this process twice in a day to bring firmness to your breasts.

Benefit-11: It Helps in Moisturizing the Skin

Take 1 tsp of fenugreek powder and 1 tbsp water. Mix them well and form a paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it be there for 20 minutes. Wash off with plain water. This will keep your face hydrated and removes dryness and dullness.

Benefit-12: Effective in Weight Loss

Fenugreek seeds burn fat from the body in an effective way

Fenugreek seeds have lot of fibre in them so if they are consumed on an empty stomach in the morning then it helps in getting away from food cravings in an effective way. Soak 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in 2 glasses of water overnight. In the morning, strain the water and drink it. Chew or swallow the fenugreek seeds with water. This prevents bloating and water retention in the body.

 Effective in Weight Loss

Effective in Weight Loss

Benefit-13: Cures Dandruff Effectively

  • Soak 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. They will become soft and then in the morning make a fine paste of these seeds.
  • Mix them with 1 tbsp of curd and apply it on your scalp. Massage it well in the roots of your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with plain water and then use a mild shampoo to clean the scalp.
  • This will remove dandruff in an effective way and also prevent hair loss.

Benefit-14: Increases Libido in Men

  • Fenugreek increases the testosterone levels in men
  • Fenugreek seeds have the quality to boost testosterone in men that is responsible for increasing their libido. It also treats impotence among the men and gives them high energy and power to maintain a loving physical life.
Increases Libido in Men

Increases Libido in Men

Benefit-15: Treats iron Deficiency

During pregnancy and breastfeeding women tend to suffer from iron deficiency. Regular use of fenugreek seeds or leaves in daily diet helps in overcoming the deficiency of Iron.

Treats iron deficiency

Treats iron deficiency

Fenugreek is a rich source of iron and its regular consumption builds up blood in the body. It also helps in getting rid of lethargy and anaemia that is caused by iron deficiency.

Fenugreek seeds and leaves have healthy benefits on body

Divya Sharma
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.