The fenugreek is a small ,annual ,leguminous herb belonging to the family of fabaceae .The botanical name of the fennugreek is " Trigonella foenum- graecum " . Fenugreek is native to sub Himalayan plains of Indian subcontinent .Now it is widely grown all over the Mediterranean region ,Europe ,middle east Asia and northern African regions .Fenugreek seeds and leaves are widely used in India .Because of its strong and bitter taste  it is used small quantities for preparing food items like dhals ,vegetable dishes ,and other side dishes .Fenugreek seeds are rich in medicinal properties .It contains protein ,iron ,copper ,zinc ,selenium ,potassium ,calcium ,magnesium ,manganese ,thiamin (B1) ,phyridoxine ( B6) ,folic acid ,riboflavin (B2 ),niacin ,vitamin A ,vitamin C ,aminoacids ,phyto nutrients and soluble dietary fiber .
 -  Fenugreek seeds controls the diabetes because of its  galactomannan ,4- hydroxy isoleucine a soluable dietary fiber and aminoacids content , which helps to stimulate the insulin secretion  and slows down the rate of sugar absorption in the blood .
 - It reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases because of its galactomannan and excellent source of potassium which counter the action of sodium .It controls the heart rate and blood pressure .
 - It reduces the LDL cholesterol because of its fiber content .
 - Fenugreek seeds contains  phytochemical compounds like diosgen ,trigoneline ,yamogenin ,gitogenin ,bigogenin ,and neotigogenin ,isoflavones  which helps to increase the milk production in lactating mothers , it will reduce the menstrual discomforts  and menopausal symptoms  in women.
 - It helps the easy childbirth through stimulating uterine contraction and  reduce the  labour pain in pregnant women .
 - It helps to treat digestive problems .Mucilage of fenugreek seeds coat the lining of the stomach and intestine and sooth irritated gastrointestinal tissues .Before consuming fenugreek seeds you have to soak in the water to make them outer coat mucilaginous .
-  It prevents colon cancer ,because of saponins ,mucilage  of fenugreek seeds binds to toxin in the food and flush them out .
 - It helps to produce RBC and removes the  iron deficiency  anemia because of its folic acid and iron content .
 - It is very effective treatment for skin problems like burns ,boils ,eczema and getting rid of scars .
 - It helps to lose your weight .
 - Fenugreek seeds are excellent home made beauty products ( face packs,)for  preventing  pimples ,wrinkles and blackheads .
- It is also great to keep the dandruff  away .
- It is an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard about Fenugreek seeds. It is good to know about its benefits. I'm going to include it in my diet plan from today. Thank you Revathi for this information.

    Best Regards,
    Mantis Hugo