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Benefits of Fenugreek And Its Side Effects

Fenugreek has a number of amazing nutritional benefits. It is often used to treat a number of stomach ailments like constipation, loss of appetite and gastritis. It can also prevent heart diseases, various problems of the kidney, beriberi (a problem related to deficiency of vitamin), bronchitis, tubercolosis, chronic cough and a host of other ailments. It is also effective in treating certain ailments which afflict men like hernia, erectile dysfunction, male infertility and other problems. Breast-feeding women can also use fenugreek to enhance the flow of milk.

Benefits of Fenugreek And Its Side Effects

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Fenugreek
Nutritional Value of Fenugreek
Health Benefits of Fenugreek
Reduces discomfort during menstruation
Lowers cholesterol level in your body
Good for cardiovascular health
Helps to fight diabetes
Helps to treat constipation
Helps to fight male problems
Minimizes symptoms associated with menopause
Helps fight colon cancer
Helps to improve breast milk production
Relief from sore throat and kidney problems
Uses of Fenugreek
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fenugreek
Cultivation of Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Belonging to the pea family (Fabaceae), fenugreek or greek hay is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. Fenugreek seeds are often used to make medicine and they have a bitter taste, similar to maple syrup or burnt sugar. It is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe and western Asia and is widely used in the Indian subcontinent as well. Fenugreek has three important purposes: its leaves can be dried and used as herbs, seeds can be ground into a spice while the plant matter can be consumed as a vegetable.

Nutritional Value of Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are rich in phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins. The seeds are rich in dietary fiber and non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) like tannin, hemicellulose and saponin form a significant part of these seeds. The different phytochemical compounds present in fenugreek are choline, trigonelline diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin and others. It is also rich in a number of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese and magnesium. It also contains a number of different vitamins like thiamine, pyridoxine, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Fenugreek
Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Reduces discomfort during menstruation

Fenugreek, being an emmenagogue, has certain properties which help to ease some of the pain associated with menstruation. It helps to open up the obstructed menses and helps in the smooth and efficient execution of different processes within a female body.

Lowers cholesterol level in your body

Fenugreek helps to reduce the levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and thus reduces the chances of various ailments like atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. The rich fiber content helps to remove excess cholesterol from the arteries and blood vessels of our bodies. This further reduces the risk of clot forming or getting stuck in the blood vessels.

Good for cardiovascular health

Consumption of Fenugreek seeds have proved to be good for cardiovascular health. Heart attacks can prove to be lethal and they occur when an artery leading to the heart gets clogged. Fenugreek seeds help to prevent any serious damage to your heart by countering the oxidative stress that occurs in case of a heart attack. Moreover, the seeds contain 25% galactomannan, which is a natural soluble fiber, that lowers the risks of cardiovascular health.

Helps to fight diabetes

Fenugreek helps to fight Type II diabetes. Research has also shown that blood sugar levels in the urine of people suffering from Type I diabetes decrease when they consume fenugreek on a regular basis. This is because the natural dietary fiber galactomannan helps to slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Again, fenugreek contains an amino acid that facilitates the production of insulin. Thus consumption of this food facilitates the release of insulin slowly to the body rather than in large quantities. This helps diabetic patients to deal with the highs and lows of blood sugar.

Helps to treat constipation

Fenugreek has high content of fiber and, thus, adds bulk to your stool and facilitates its smooth movement through your digestive system. Fenugreek is also believed to cure constipation and diarrhea and is effective in treating minor indigestion.

Helps to fight male problems

Fenugreek is also used to treat hernia, erectile dysfunction and even baldness in men. This is because fenugreek helps to increase testosterone levels and stimulates sexual arousal.

Minimizes symptoms associated with menopause

Diosgenin and estrogenic isoflavones, found in fenugreek, are similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. Menopause and its accompanying symptoms such as mood swings, depression, cramps, abnormal hunger pangs and other, occur when there is loss of estrogen. Consumption of fenugreek helps to overcome these problems as it helps to monitor a number of hormones within the female body and also regulate various bodily processes.

Helps fight colon cancer

Fenugreek contains the steroid diosgenin that has the ability to fight colon cancer. Again, the non-starch polysaccharides help to lower levels of cholesterol and prevent bile salts from being reabsorbed in the colon. These polysaccharides can reduce the onset of colorectal cancer by binding to the toxins and thus protecting colon’s mucous membrane.

Helps to improve breast milk production

Fenugreek seeds have been used to enhance production of breast milk. This is because fenugreek contains phytoestrogen that increases the milk production in lactating mothers and this, in turn, helps infants to gain weight.

Relief from sore throat and kidney problems

Fenugreek has mucilage which has a soothing effect and helps you to get relief from cough and pain from sore throat. When taken with honey and lemon, fenugreek helps to reduce your fever by nourishing your body. Moreover, fenugreek has been recommended by traditional Chinese medicine for treating various kidney problems.

Uses of Fenugreek

Fenugreek has a wide variety of uses and most of its beneficial effects can be attributed to the presence of saponins and fibers. It can also be used for herbal healing. Fenugreek works against both internal and external inflammation and can be either taken by mouth or used to form a paste that can be applied on the skin to heal inflammation. Fenugreek extracts are also used in cosmetics and soaps.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Fenugreek

Inspite of all its beneficial effects, consumption of fenugreek can have a few side effects. It can cause diarrhea, gas and indigestion in some people, especially in people who are allergic it. It can also nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling and other allergic reactions in hypersensitive people.

Cultivation of Fenugreek

Fenugreek is native to the Middle and Near East and is widely used in the Indian subcontinent. Fenugreek seeds have been found in ancient tombs of Egypt, including Tutankhamen’s. This points to the fact that ancient Egyptians understood the importance of fenugreek. Romans tried fenugreek with wine in the first century A.D. During the same period, it was grown as a staple in Galilee.

Fenugreek is used both as a spice, herb or as a vegetable. It can be grown in both spring and summer while it can be cultivated throughout the year in the tropics. It can be grown in both the ground and in containers. It can be grown from seeds and requires a temperature range of 10-32 degrees centigrade. It is best grown on neutral soil with a pH range between 6-7.

Popular Questions & Answers

Please explain the health benefits of fenugreek and what is the ideal dose of fenugreek for regular intake and method of using daily daily.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Fenugreek is taken by mouth for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, inflammation of the stomach (gastritis). Fenugreek is also used for diabetes, painful menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and obesity. It is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as" hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides. Fenugreek is used for kidney ailments, a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi, mouth ulcers, boils, bronchitis, infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin (cellulitis), tuberculosis, chronic coughs, chapped lips, baldness, cancer, parkinson's disease, and exercise performance. 5-50 grams of powdered fenugreek seed added to one or two meals daily for 4 days to 24 weeks has been used. A dose of 1 gram daily of an extract of fenugreek seeds has been used.
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Any benefit of fenugreek daily 1 spoon at night for constipation problem? Any side effect of it for daily dose?

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
Hello, ' yes you can take as Fenugreek seeds too can help when you have severe constipation. How to use: Soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in water for an hour and make it into a paste and consume with a glass of warm water. For chronic constipation, it is advisable to drink fenugreek water instead of plain water. Boil one litre of water along with a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and take this all throughout the day for 3- 5 days
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Hai I am sirisha and my problem is I am loosing my hair. Particularly in one place and what is the problem I done soon plzz help me out from this problem.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Hair fall or bald spots occurs due to many reasons like pollution, hormonal factors, poor nutrition, stress, deficiencies, trauma or fungal infection. You need to consult a good homoeopathic doctor near you and get your examination and complete case history taking done. Homoeopathy is quite effective in hair fall with prolonged good effects. It treats the root cause. You should apply amla, reetha, shikakai, aloe vera etc onto your scalp. Regular oiling your scalp with amla oil/coconut oil/castor oil helps relax yourself and decreases hairloss. Fenugreek, onion juice and aloe vera have strong properties of stimulation of hair regrowth. Kindly consult a good homoeopathic doctor near you or contact us through audio or video call for further analysis of your case. Tc.

Please suggest. Is fenugreek powder pack reduce breast size or increase breast size.In many article and many websites it is written that it is used for enlargement. Can you please ensure that which is correct.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
None of the statements are correct. Breast Enlargement is one of the most frequently performed surgeries and we are the premier center in central India since last 30 years. To the best of our knowledge no medicines or creams work to increase the breast Size. Enlargement can be done with fat grafting or silicone breast implants. Breast enlargement. Silicone implants are the gold standard world over, very short operative procedure with very gratifying results. The creams and capsules have never actually worked, but since every one is not immediately ready for surgery so the companies use these gimmicks to market their products. If there is lack of substance then augmentation with a silicone implant is the best choice and a gold standard procedure. It is a day care procedure and you are discharge in a very short time from the hospital and it brings about an instant change in breast size and self esteem. Almost 10 crore implants are in use and so it is extremely safe. There is no medication to give the results. No one wants surgery unless it is necessary. NO Creams or Pills actually work except psychologically. Surgery is the only answer. Like nose or face breast also comes in all shapes and sizes. Size does not matter from functional point of view but has an emotional side to it. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control. There is no natural way to increase Breast size, except that after child birth the size may become and remain bigger.
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I'm 8 months pregnant. I want to have fenugreek seeds during this trimester. I'm suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. So due to anti inflammatory features in fenugreek seeds thought to eat. So is it a good.

MBBS, Diploma In Ultrasound, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine
IVF Specialist, Bangalore
There is no harm in using fenugreek seeds. But you can mix it with dosa, idli batter, a bit with butter milk. And also early morning. It also gets down sugar levels a bit better take it with foods.
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Top 15 Health Benefits Of Fenugreek

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Top 15 Health Benefits Of Fenugreek
TOP 15 HEALTH BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK:

Reduces Cholesterol – Fenugreek contains saponins that help reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol from fatty foods, reduce the body’s production of cholesterol, especially the harmful low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.

Prevents Diabetes – Fenugreek contains a rare amino acid (4HO-Ile) that has anti-diabetic properties. It enhancing insulin secretion under hyperglycemic conditions (for type 1 diabetes) and increasing insulin sensitivity (for type 2 diabetes). Also galactomannan, a natural soluble fiber, present in fenugreek slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood.

Protects from Cancer – Fenugreek has estrogenic effects and is a possible alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Saponins and mucilage in fenugreek bind to toxins in the food and flush them out, thus protecting the mucus membrane of the colon from cancers.

Increases Breast Milk – Herbal tea made of fenugreek seeds contains diosgenin, works as a galactagogue, enhancing breast milk production in lactating mothers, and facilitates infant birth weight regain, in early postnatal days.

Eases Labor Pains: Fenugreek stimulates uterine contractions, reduces labor pain, and eases child birth process.

Ease Women’s Health Complaints: Compounds like diosgenin and isoflavones, with oestrogen-like properties, help reduce menstrual cramps associated with PMS, ease menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood fluctuations. Abundance of iron in fenugreek covers up the iron deficiency during adolescence (initiation of menstrual periods), pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Boosts Testosterone Levels – Significant positive effects of fenugreek on physiological aspects of male libido have been noted. It assists in maintaining healthy testosterone levels curing erectile dysfunction.

Aids Digestion – The mucilage in fenugreek seeds is effective against heartburn or acid reflux and soothes gastrointestinal inflammation, relieves indigestion, treats constipation, digestive problems created by stomach ulcers, and coats the stomach and intestinal lining. It also detoxifies the liver.

Helps Weight Loss -This thermogenic herb, with its natural soluble fiber, galactomannan, aids weight loss by suppressing appetite, providing quick energy, and modulating carbohydrate metabolism. It also helps flush out harmful toxins.

For Fever and Sore Throat: Herbal tea (fenugreek, lemon and honey), is used as traditional remedy to replenish the body after a bout of fever. The mucilage in fenugreek soothes cough and sore throat.

Hair Care: Fenugreek contains lecithin that hydrates the hair, reduces the dryness of the hair, cures dandruff, conditions the hair, and treats a variety of scalp issues which makes our hair healthy and strong.

Skin Care: Fenugreek has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which draws out toxins accumulated underneath the epidermis and tones the outer layers of the skin and is traditionally used as a remedy for eczema, burns, abscesses, gout, skin inflammation, scars, blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, and cystic acne.

Heart Care: Fenugreek seed contains galactomannan (a polysaccharide), that lowers the risks of a heart attack. It is also an excellent source of potassium which counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.

Pacifies Heartburn and Acidity: Due to the presence of high quantities of mucilage, consumption of fenugreek helps soothe digestive inflammation by coating the lining of our stomach and intestine, curing acid reflux or heartburn.

Nutrient source: Fenugreek seeds are rich source of trigonelline, lysine, l-tryptophan, saponins, fibers, high content of Vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, proteins, carbohydrates and trace minerals.
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Ayurvedic Approach for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Surat
Ayurvedic Approach for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. This chronic disease is caused due to inflammation of the joints in the spine and usually affects young men. It causes the vertebrae to grow or fuse together, causing a rigid spine. Actually, it affects the discs in between the vertebral column. These discs get swollen, causing a limitation of spine motility. It is an autoimmune disorder and its symptoms are lower back pain and stiffness, which usually moves to the legs.

  • The deformity due to AS can be mild or severe. In extreme cases, the patient gets a stooped spine. 
  • Early diagnosis can prevent significant deformity as well as help in controlling the pain and stiffness.
  • Allopathy doesn’t really know the real reasons for this disease and here is where Ayurveda scores.
  • According to Ayurveda, AS is caused due to aggravated vata or wind, which causes an imbalance in vata dosha.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic treatment starts with detoxification and elimination of toxins. It relies heavily on the right diet and lifestyle as well as Ayurvedic herbal preparations. The panchakarma techniques called kati vasti, sarvangadhara and patrapinda svedana are very beneficial too. The basic explanation for the disorder is that AS occurs due to an accumulation of ama or toxins in the body. Where ever ama deposits in the body, pain is caused. Ayurvedic treatments aim at digesting the ama by using herbs as medicine and balancing the aggravated vata.

  1. Herbs used in the treatment of AS are dry ginger (saunth), guggul, turmeric, fenugreek, ashwagandha and giloy. Gugul, curcumin, amlaki, haritaki, and ashwagandha are all very effective in treating AS.
  2. Avoid getting constipated and ensure proper evacuation of bowels.
  3. Include ghee in your diet for lubrication and for lowering the vata dosha.
  4. Apply heat on the affected areas to control the pain and stiffness.
  5. Eat light foods and strictly avoid oily foods and curd which increase ama.
  6. Avoid sleeping during the daytime.
  7. Yoga asanas like pawana muktasana, bhujangasana, dhanurasana, paschimottanasana and vakrasana should be practised regularly.
  8. The practice of pranayamas such as and shodhana, chandrabhedi sheethali and bhramari also helps.
  9. Chewing 2–3 raw garlic buds on an empty stomach in the morning with water helps in alleviating lumbar pain in AS.
  10. Use a powdered preparation of dried ginger root, celery seeds and cumin seeds in equal quantities with rock salt for taste, and have one teaspoon of this mixture with warm water at bedtime to reduce flatulence as well as lumbar stiffness. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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5 Spices You Must Always Have In Your Kitchen!

MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Patiala
5 Spices You Must Always Have In Your Kitchen!

Ayurveda is a science that uses the simplest of herbs as medicine for treating various ailments as well as preventive medicine. Hence, it is no wonder leading a healthy life starts in the kitchen, as according to Ayurveda, food is medicine when eaten wisely. The primary focus of preparing Ayurvedic food is to use simple ingredients with the right know-how. Especially when the food habits evolve over generations and miss out on certain important ingredients along with the way, regaining the knowledge is the key. Consuming such a fresh meal prepared with few ingredients can have numerous health benefits. Here are 5 such must-have herbs in every kitchen.

  1. Turmeric: One of the most common ingredients in every Indian household and used in almost every meal prepared in at least one of the delicacies. The main reason being, turmeric is amazing when it comes to boosting the immunity and metabolism. Turmeric also has antiseptic properties. So, it is safe to apply over wounds to heal completely. And it can also be applied externally for aesthetic purposes as the same antiseptic property can cure numerous skin problems such as acne and eczema.
  2. Cumin seeds: The immensely beneficial tried and tested herb that aids digestion is Cumin seeds (Jeera). Jeera serves as a preventive medicine for digestive disorders. And it can also be helpful in treating vomiting and diarrhoea as well. Another major health benefit of jeera is that it helps to clear the toxins accumulated in the body over a period of time. This, in turn, aids better nutrient absorption. So, it is clear adding cumin seeds in regular diet enhances the general health and wellbeing.
  3. Carom seeds: The best solution to chronic gas and bloating issues is consuming carom seeds (Ajwain). Boil the seeds in water, allow it to cool and then drink it to experience the improvement. Similarly, it can provide immediate relief from indigestion. And it provides relief from more common problems such as cold, cough and headaches.
  4. Black Pepper: This anti-oxidant rich herb’s health benefits are truly uncountable, right from enabling good digestion to aiding in weight loss. It is also proven to cure respiratory ailments as it works on the disease-causing infections to address the cause and cure completely. Hence it is a primary ingredient in Ayurveda medicines for cold and cough. So, adding it to the regular meal can help avoid all these health issues in the first place.
  5. Fenugreek: Fenugreek (Methi), this simple herb has the potential to combat diabetes, the condition that affects a majority of the population in our generation. As per a report by the Indian Council of Medical Research, Fenugreek seeds administered orally in varying doses of 25 grams to 100 grams every day, seem to diminish reactive hyperglycemia in patients suffering from diabetics. Apart from diabetes, it helps cure more common problems such as dandruff, anemia and sore throat.

When it comes to utilizing natural ingredients as Ayurveda medicine moderation is essential, neither too much nor too less to lead a healthy life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes - How Ayurveda Can Help Control Blood Sugar Level?

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Diabetes - How Ayurveda Can Help Control Blood Sugar Level?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which is characterized by high blood sugar levels in the body. This occurs when the glucose in the body is not converted into energy due to the impaired functioning of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone in the body produced by the pancreas which processes sugar in the body. Impaired functioning of the insulin leads to a rise in blood sugar levels, thus leading to diabetes.

Symptoms-

The symptoms of diabetes differ from person to person, depending on how high one’s blood sugar levels are. Diabetes exhibits various symptoms such as frequent urges to urinate, extreme hunger, rapid weight loss and irritability. Fatigue, blurred-vision and increased thirst are some other common symptoms as well. Diabetes also slows down the healing process of any sore or injury in the body.

Causes

The cause of diabetes is linked to improper functioning of insulin. There are four types of diabetes and each comes with its own set of causes:

Type 1 Diabetes

In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system of the body starts to attack the healthy pancreatic cells which produce insulin. This reduces the insulin production in the body, causing a rise in the blood sugar levels.

Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

The causes for Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are very similar. In both the cases, the body starts becoming resistant to insulin, and the normal production of insulin cannot make up for this. This leads to accumulation of sugar in the blood, leading to diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes-

During pregnancy, a woman’s body produces hormones which play a major role in sustaining the pregnancy to a full term. However, these hormones tend to affect the functioning of insulin, leading to a rise in blood sugar.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Balancing Blood Sugar Level

Ayurvedic treatments to regulate blood sugar aim to get your blood sugar levels under control and improve your overall health. As they are made from natural ingredients, these remedies do not have any side-effects unlike conventional treatments. The Ayurvedic remedies are:

  1. Diet: Maintaining a healthy diet is very important to get blood sugar under control. Avoid eating simple sugars as they spike blood sugar levels; instead of opting for fiber and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and vegetables.

  2. Exercise: Regular exercise helps in keeping blood sugar in check, as it burns calories. You can opt for cardiovascular or weight training to burn calories and keep your metabolic rate elevated. A high metabolic rate means good amount of calories burned by the body at rest.

  3. Herbs: There are certain herbs that you can consume (in different forms) to control diabetes. Herbs such as ‘neem’ and ‘fenugreek’ (methi) seeds, if incorporated in the daily diet in prescribed dosages, can be beneficial in getting your blood sugar in check. Turmeric is another herb which has anti-inflammatory properties that can treat this condition by reducing body resistance to insulin and increasing insulin production by the pancreas.

  4. Increase stress level and obesity, hampers secretion of insulin. Regular practice of asanas like manduka, pavan mukta, salvasana, halasana, etc. along with pranayama helps in reducing body weight as well as the level of stress.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Alopecia or alopecia areata is more commonly known as spot baldness. It is a serious condition that makes a person lose his or her hair in round patches. The patches increase in number over time. Alopecia could affect your scalp and can also result in hair loss from other parts of the body. Alopecia is an auto immune problem and causative factors of which are still not known. However, certain triggering factors, such as stress, which is the biggest culprit along with other factors like thyroid problems, genetic tendencies, drug abuse, hormonal changes or medications can lead to such a disorder.

Causes-

Heredity and genetics play a significant role in alopecia areata. Patients suffering from alopecia areata very often mention a family member suffering from the same condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata shows up as bald patches. The most common areas for alopecia areata are the scalp and the beard, but may involve any body part with hair. There may be one, or multiple bald patches. The patches are usually round in shape and smooth to touch.

Homeopathic Treatment For Alopecia Areata

Homeopathic treatment is very effective in dealing with alopecia areata. Homeopathic remedies for alopecia areata affect our body by optimising our immune system. Thus, homeopathy can provide an effective and a permanent solution to this problem.

Moreover, once it is treated with homeopathy the chances of the problem occurring again are also highly reduced. Although certain homeopathic medicine like Flouricum Acid and Phosphorus are very often and effectively used in treating this disorder, one needs to go through a constitutional analysis before any prescription is made. Constitutional analysis is the prescription-based assessment of your physical and psychological characteristics.

Naturopathic ways of dealing with Alopecia:

1. Chinese hibiscus can come to your rescue: Alopecia is mainly caused due to weak, undernourished hair follicles. Chinese hibiscus is known to deal with the problem effectively. The petals of this flower, when used in combination with dandelion oil, add strength to your hair follicles. It also repairs hair damage. The oil should be applied on the scalp at least twice a week for noticeable results.

2. Fenugreek is a great way to tackle problems of hair loss: Fenugreek is rich in proteins and organic compounds. These compounds are effective in building up the defence mechanism of your scalp. Fenugreek regulates hormones in the human body in such a way that a stark re-growth of hair follicles is noticed in many cases.

3. Try using green tea creatively: Many people resort to green tea to lead a healthy way of life. While drinking two cups of this inimitable concoction twice daily, remember to use its liquor on the bald patches of your scalp as well. Absorb the drink on a piece of cloth and massage it on the affected areas of your scalp. Catechins, saponins and antioxidants present in this kind of tea help in regeneration of cells on the scalp.

4. Graphites can do wonders: Alopecia can also be characterized by itchy eruptions on your scalp. These eruptions may or may not contain pus like fluids. Patchy baldness, especially on the sides of your head, can be dealt with by taking this medicine. A person who shows intolerance towards cold and has an excess of adipose tissues can be treated with Graphites.

5. Mezereum is a sought after homeopathic medication: If alopecia areata makes hair fall in the cups of your hand each time you comb, Mezereum should be one's first and foremost choice. The skin of your scalp might be crusting, or you might have rashes in the bald circles. Mezereum will cure these symptoms by fighting off the condition in itself.

However, over-the-counter medication is not suitable for all patients as the causative factors will differ from patient to patient, thus it is important to always consult a trained practitioner as the right dosage and potency will be decided by the doctor.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Fenugreek
Nutritional Value of Fenugreek
Health Benefits of Fenugreek
Reduces discomfort during menstruation
Lowers cholesterol level in your body
Good for cardiovascular health
Helps to fight diabetes
Helps to treat constipation
Helps to fight male problems
Minimizes symptoms associated with menopause
Helps fight colon cancer
Helps to improve breast milk production
Relief from sore throat and kidney problems
Uses of Fenugreek
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fenugreek
Cultivation of Fenugreek