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Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) Benefits And Its Side Effects Tips

7 Most Important Health Benefits Of Fenugreek (Methi)!

Dt. Deepanki Devi 86% (51 ratings)
Bachelor in food, nutrition and dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Guwahati
7 Most Important Health Benefits Of Fenugreek (Methi)!

Methi or Fenugreek is a herb with green leaves that comes from the Pea family. The seed of fenugreek is bitter in taste and are used in preparing a number of medicines. The leaves of fenugreek, however, are quite tasty when cooked. 1 tablespoon of fenugreek leaf contains calorie, fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 and phosphorous. It goes without saying that they are extremely beneficial for the overall health of an individual.

Here is a list of few benefits that methi leaf can extend to the body if consumed regularly:

  1. Address heart diseases: Fenugreek contains a compound known as galactomannan that plays a key role in addressing many heart diseases and helps the cardiac muscle to remain intact. The sodium and potassium content of fenugreek helps to maintain the heart rate and keeps blood pressure at an optimum level.
  2. Reduce inflammation: Fenugreek is known to address inflammation such as chronic coughs, boils, mouth ulcers, tuberculosis, mouth cancer, bronchitis and kidney ailments. Fenugreek slows down the absorption of sugar and stimulates insulin. They can be consumed daily in the form of a paste or along with food to address various inflammation of the body.
  3. Lose weight: Fenugreek helps to lose weight. The natural fibre content of methi, when consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, can help to curb hunger. Fenugreek swells in the stomach and gives a fulfilling feeling. They can become a major aid in any weight loss program.
  4. Address acid refluxFenugreek is an extremely good remedy for addressing heartburn and acid reflux. Fenugreek contains mucilage that coats the intestinal and stomach lining and thus soothes the gastrointestinal tissue. The methi seeds should be soaked in water before consuming.
  5. Helps in fixing a sore throat1 spoon of methi paste when mixed with honey and lemon reduce fever and give relief from a cough and cold. It is also capable of fixing a sore throat. It nourishes the body and helps to recover from cold in very short time.
  6. Menstrual discomfort: Compounds such as isoflavones and diosgenin possess estrogen-like quality. They can readily address discomfort associated with PMs and menstrual cramps. Methi is also found to help with mood fluctuation and hot flashes. Due to their iron-rich properties, fenugreek proves to be extremely helpful for women suffering from menstrual pain.
  7. Hair problems: Fenugreek is known to have a very soothing effect on the scalp that in turn makes the hair black and shiny. When fenugreek seeds are soaked overnight, boiled and mixed with coconut oil to form a paste, they can do wonders for the hair. They are also known to be ceasing hair fall and hair thinning.
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7 Reasons Why You Must Eat Fenugreek (Methi)!

Dt. Ushma Chheda 88% (22 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, B.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, Diploma In Sports Science & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
7 Reasons Why You Must Eat Fenugreek (Methi)!

Methi or Fenugreek is a herb with green leaves that come from the Pea family. The seed of fenugreek is bitter in taste and are used in preparing a number of medicines. The leaves of fenugreek, however, are quite delicious when cooked. But what most people are not aware of is that 1 tablespoon of fenugreek leaf contains calorie, fat, fiber, protein, carbohydrate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 and phosphorous. It goes without saying that methi is extremely beneficial for the overall health of an individual.

Here is a list of few benefits that methi can extend to the body if consumed regularly:

  1. Addresses Heart Diseases: Fenugreek contains a compound known as galactomannan that plays a key role in addressing many heart problems and supports the cardiac muscle to remain intact. The sodium and potassium content of fenugreek helps to maintain the heart rate and keep the blood pressure at an optimum level.
  2. Reduce Inflammation: Fenugreek is known to address inflammation such as chronic coughs, boils, mouth ulcers, tuberculosis, mouth cancer, bronchitis and kidney ailments. Fenugreek slows down the absorption of sugar and stimulates insulin. They can be consumed daily in the form of a paste or along with food to address various inflammation of the body.
  3. Lose Weight: Fenugreek helps to lose weight. The natural fiber content of methi, when consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, can help to curb hunger. Fenugreek swells in the stomach and gives a fulfilling feeling. They can become a major aid in any weight loss program.
  4. Addresses Acid RefluxFenugreek is an extremely good remedy for addressing heartburn and acid reflux. Fenugreek contains mucilage that coats the intestinal and stomach lining and thus soothes the gastrointestinal tissues. The methi seeds should be soaked overnight in water before consuming.
  5. Helps in Fixing a Sore Throat1 spoon of methi paste when mixed with honey and lemon reduces fever and give relief from a cough and cold. It is also capable of fixing a sore throat. It nourishes the body and helps to recover from cold in very short time.
  6. Menstrual Discomfort: Compounds such as isoflavones and diosgenin possess estrogen-like quality. They can readily address discomfort associated with PMs and menstrual cramps. Methi is also found to help with mood fluctuation and hot flashes. Due to their iron-rich properties, fenugreek proves to be extremely helpful for women suffering from menstrual pain.
  7. Hair Problems: Fenugreek is known to have a very soothing effect on the scalp that in turn makes the hair black and shiny. When fenugreek seeds are soaked overnight, boiled and mixed with coconut oil to form a paste, they can do wonders for the hair. They are also known to be ceasing hair fall and hair thinning.

The benefits offered by fenugreek or methi are numerous, however, there are few things that one must take care of i.e. pregnant women should not consume methi seeds as they can possibly lead to early contraction and also while taking them you must consult with your doctor as methi can react with certain chemicals and antibiotics. 

In case of a concern or query consult an expert & get answers!

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Fenugreek (Methi) - 7 Reasons Why You Must Eat it!

Dr. Suneet Khanna 89% (84 ratings)
MBBS, D.P.H & H, DFW & CH
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Fenugreek (Methi) - 7 Reasons Why You Must Eat it!

Methi or Fenugreek is a herb with green leaves that comes from the Pea family. The seed of fenugreek is bitter in taste and are used in preparing a number of medicines. The leaves of fenugreek, however, are quite tasty when cooked. 1 tablespoon of fenugreek leaf contains calorie, fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 and phosphorous. It goes without saying that they are extremely beneficial for the overall health of an individual.

Here is a list of few benefits that methi leaf can extend to the body if consumed regularly:

  1. Address heart diseases: Fenugreek contains a compound known as galactomannan that plays a key role in addressing many heart diseases and helps the cardiac muscle to remain intact. The sodium and potassium content of fenugreek helps to maintain the heart rate and keeps blood pressure at an optimum level.
  2. Reduce inflammation: Fenugreek is known to address inflammation such as chronic coughs, boils, mouth ulcers, tuberculosis, mouth cancer, bronchitis and kidney ailments. Fenugreek slows down the absorption of sugar and stimulates insulin. They can be consumed daily in the form of a paste or along with food to address various inflammation of the body.
  3. Lose weight: Fenugreek helps to lose weight. The natural fibre content of methi, when consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, can help to curb hunger. Fenugreek swells in the stomach and gives a fulfilling feeling. They can become a major aid in any weight loss program.
  4. Address acid refluxFenugreek is an extremely good remedy for addressing heartburn and acid reflux. Fenugreek contains mucilage that coats the intestinal and stomach lining and thus soothes the gastrointestinal tissue. The methi seeds should be soaked in water before consuming.
  5. Helps in fixing a sore throat1 spoon of methi paste when mixed with honey and lemon reduce fever and give relief from a cough and cold. It is also capable of fixing a sore throat. It nourishes the body and helps to recover from cold in very short time.
  6. Menstrual discomfort: Compounds such as isoflavones and diosgenin possess estrogen-like quality. They can readily address discomfort associated with PMs and menstrual cramps. Methi is also found to help with mood fluctuation and hot flashes. Due to their iron-rich properties, fenugreek proves to be extremely helpful for women suffering from menstrual pain.
  7. Hair problems: Fenugreek is known to have a very soothing effect on the scalp that in turn makes the hair black and shiny. When fenugreek seeds are soaked overnight, boiled and mixed with coconut oil to form a paste, they can do wonders for the hair. They are also known to be ceasing hair fall and hair thinning. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Fenugreek Oil (Methi ka Tel) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - मेथी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Fenugreek Oil (Methi ka Tel) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - मेथी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

मेथी के तेल के फायदे से हम कई बीमारियों से बच सकते हैं. मेथी का तेल इसके बीज से निकाला जाता है. इसके औषधीय लाभ की सहायता से हम कई बीमारियों से बच सकते हैं. इसकी पौष्टिकता और तमाम समस्याओं से लड़ने की क्षमता बहुत ज्यादा है लेकिन फिर भी ये अन्य तेलों की तरह लोकप्रियता नहीं हासिल कर सका है. कई पौधों के बीजों से तैयार तेल जिसमें अपेक्षाकृत कम पोषक तत्व होते हैं वो ज्यादा प्रचलित हैं. लेकिन मेथी के तेल के फायदे जानकर आप भी हैरान हो जाएंगे. इसमें कई तरह के अस्थिर ऑर्गेनिक यौगिक पाए जाते हैं. आइए मेथी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान को विस्तृत तरीके से जानें.

1. मालिश के लिए
मालिश करने से भी व्यक्ति को आराम या सुकून मिलता है और इसके बाद ताजगी महसूस करता है. लेकिन यदि आप ये मालिश मेथी के तेल में बादाम के तेल को मिलाकर करेंगे तो आपको मानसिक शान्ति के आलावा त्वचा की चमक भी मिलेगी.
2. त्वचा के लिए
त्वचा के लिए भी मेथी का तेल कई तरह से लाभ पहुंचता है. इसके लिए जैतून के तेल में मेथी के तेल की कुछ बूंदें डालकर त्वचा पर मालिश करने से आपके त्वचा का रूखापन, सूजन और एलर्जी के उपचार में मदद मिलती है.
3. शुगर के उपचार में
शुगर जैसी बिमारियों के उपचार में भी मेथी के तेल की सहायता ली जा सकती है. ये ग्लूकोज को बढ़ाकर रक्त शर्करा को भी कम कर सकता है. ये बीटा कोशिकाओं को क्षतिग्रस्त होने से भी बचाकर इन्सुलिन को भी प्रोत्साहित करता है.
4. रुसी दूर करने में
यदि आप भी बालों में रुसी की समस्या से परेशान हैं तो आपको भी मेथी का तेल इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए. इसके लिए आपको इसके लिए आपको 5 बूँद दालचीनी तेल के साथ मेथी का तेल मिलाकर इस मिश्रण को सर पर अच्छे से लगाएं. कुछ घंटे बाद इसे शैम्पू से धो लें. इससे रुसी ख़त्म होती है.
5. मुंहासों को दूर करने में
मुंहासों के दूर करने के लिए भी मेथी के तेल का इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. मेथी के तेल का 5 बूंद, 5 मिलीलीटर जोजोबा तेल में मिलाकर लगाने से मुंहासे आदि को दूर करने में मदद मिलती है. इसमें मौजूद एंटीऑक्सिडेंट भी पिम्पल्स को रोकता है.
6. फोड़े फुंसी के उपचार में
फोड़े-फुंसी के उपचार में भी इसका इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. मेथी का तेल सिस्ट्स को हटाने और फॉलिकल्स जैसी समस्याओं को भी दूर करने में काफी मददगार होती है.
7. स्तनों के विकास में
जो महिलाएं अपने स्तनों के वृध्दि के लिए प्रयासरत हैं वो मेथी के तेल का इस्तेमाल कर सकती हैं. इसके लिए ब्रेस्ट फार्मिंग तेल के साथ मेथी के तेल को मिलाकर हथेलियों पर रखें और स्तनों की मालिश करें.
8. अरोमाथेरेपी में
अरोमोथेरेपी में हवा में सुगंध फैलाकर उपचार किया जाता है. इसके लिए डिफ्युजर या एक तेल बर्नर में लगभग 4-5 बूँद मेथी का तेल मिलाकर इस्तेमाल करने से तंत्रिका तंत्र पर आरामदायक प्रभाव पड़ता है. इससे आप भी सुकून महसूस करेंगे.
9. गुर्दे के लिए
गुर्दे के सेहत के लिए भी मेथी का तेल फायदेमंद साबित होता है. इसके मालिश से गुर्दे और अग्नाशय पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है और इससे सम्बंधित कई परेशानियाँ दूर होती हैं. इसका इस्तेमाल सुरक्षित भी है.
10. बलगम दूर करने में
बलगम से परेशान व्यक्ति भी मेथी के तेल की सहायता से अपनी परेशानी दूर कर सकता है. इसके लिए एक बर्तन में पानी उबालकर लगभग 10 बूंद मेथी का तेल मिलाएं. फिर किसी तौलिये की मदद से भाप लें. इससे आपको निश्चित रूप से राहत मिलेगी. 

मेथी के तेल का नुकसान

  • गर्भवती महिलाएं इसके सेवन से बचें
  • मेथी के तेल को खाने-पिने में इस्तेमाल न करें.
  • किसी बीमारी के उपचार में प्रयोग करने से पहले किसी चिकित्सक से अवश्य परामर्श लें.
     

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Top 15 Health Benefits Of Fenugreek

Dr. Bindiya Patel 89% (477 ratings)
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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Health Benefits Of Methi Seeds

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Methi Seeds

1] Benefits of methi seeds in hyper cholesterolemia 

Fenugreek seeds help in reducing cholesterol. Fenugreek when soaked and consumed, helps in lowering the blood cholesterol levels, specially the ldl cholesterol. The soluble fibre galactomannan in methi seeds attaches itself to the clots, cholesterol and fat cells that adhere to the blood vessels and block the blood passage. It then forms a gel with these substances and helps in de-attaching them from the surface of the walls of blood vessels and eliminating them from the body. Hence fenugreek seeds help in preventing cardiac ailments like atherosclerosis and strokes.

How to consume methi seeds to avail this benefit?

  • Soak methi seeds overnight in little water. Gulp these seeds on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Use methi powder. Mix it with warm water in a glass and drink this every morning on empty stomach.


2] Benefits of methi seeds in weight loss

Methi seeds should be soaked overnight and then sprouted to avail maximum fibre from the seeds. The galactomannan fiber swells up upon entering the stomach and leaves you with a feeling of satiety. This suppresses your appetite and helps in controlling quantity of food intake. The fiber in methi seeds helps in weight loss by regularizing the release of blood sugars and helps in preventing sugar spikes in blood; hence you can control your hunger and cravings for eating junk food.

How to consume methi seeds to avail this benefit?

  • Soak methi seeds overnight in little water and leave it for sprouting. Gulp these sprouted seeds on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Use methi powder. Mix it with warm water in a glass and drink this every morning on empty stomach.
  • You can add methi seeds while seasoning your veggies.
     

3] Benefits of methi seeds for breast feeding mothers

Fenugreek contains diogenes, a naturally occurring steroid saponin that facilitates and increases the milk production in nursing mothers. Fenugreek seeds contain good amount of vitamins and minerals which helps in good growth of the feeding infant.

How to consume methi seeds to avail this benefit?

  • You can chew on soaked methi seeds or gulp them down with water.
  • Mix the powder of methi seeds with some fennel seeds and mishri (small crystallized sugar lumps) and have 1 tsp of t his mix twice a day along with a glass of milk.
     

4] Benefits of methi seeds during menstrual cycles and in pms 

Fenugreek is considered a good emmenagogue. Emmenagogue is an herb which encourages menstrual bleeding. It is extremely beneficial for those who suffer oligommenorrhea (infrequent or light menses). It is also beneficial to those women who have obstructed blood flow during menses and have severe pelvic or abdominal pain because of this reason. Fenugreek helps in opening up the obstruction and increasing the blood flow during menses.
Fenugreek seeds also contain phytoestrogen and isoflavones. Phytoestrogen along with diogenes help in relieving the menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, mood swings, stomach cramps and depression.

How to consume methi seeds to avail this benefit?

  • Gulp soaked / raw methi seeds with water.
  • Mix methi seeds powder with twice the quantity of carom seeds (ajwain), roast in a little ghee, and mix equal amount of sugar and consume it hot.
     

5] Benefits of methi seeds in controlling blood sugar levels and diabetes

Fenugreek seeds are beneficial in both types I and type ii diabetes. In type I diabetes fenugreek helps by lowering the blood sugar absorption rate. The fiber galactomannan helps in slowing the absorption of sugar from the blood stream and hence keeps the sugar levels at bay. It helps in avoiding unnecessary sugar hikes in the blood. Owing to this benefit, acute episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can be avoided. In type ii diabetes, fenugreek seeds help by eliminating the instance of urine sugar. Fenugreek seeds contain 4- hydroxyisoleucine amino acids that are required for insulin formation.

 

  • Soak methi seeds overnight in little water. Then leave it for sprouting. Gulp these sprouted seeds on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Use methi powder. Mix it with warm water in a glass and drink this every morning on empty stomach.
  • You can add methi seeds while seasoning your veggies, dals and kadhi preparations.


6] Benefits of methi seeds in constipation

  • Fenugreek seeds are rich in fiber and help in providing bulk to the stools. Fenugreek seeds help in chronic constipation and painful evacuation problems. It has smooth mucilage which helps in easy excretion of waste.
  • Soak methi seeds overnight in little water. Then leave it for sprouting. Gulp these sprouted seeds on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Use methi powder. Mix it with warm water or with milk in a glass and drink this mix every morning on empty stomach.


7] Benefits of methi seeds in skin problems

Fenugreek seeds helps in reducing skin inflammation. This ability of methi seeds is owed to its antioxidants. When a smooth paste of fenugreek seed powder with curd is applied on skin, it helps in lightening the skin complexion and also removes the blemishes and scars. Fenugreek seeds help in improving skin by removing the wrinkles, pimples and blackheads and by preventing further breakouts.

Grind methi seeds in a course powder. Use these seeds as a scrub to wash your face along with a little gram flour (besan). It helps in exfoliating the dead skins and blackheads from skin surface leaving the skin smooth and glowing.
Mix methi seeds powder with curd and apply as a mask. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wash off the face when you feel the stretch. This will help in curing wrinkles and lose skin.

8] Bnefits of methi seeds help in resolving hair problems

Fenugreek seeds should be powdered and mixed with curd. After soaking it for some time, this hair mask should be applied thoroughly on scalp and hair. Fenugreek application on scalp helps in getting rid of dandruff problem. Applying fenugreek hair mask helps in moisturizing the dull dry hair and the hair becomes smooth and shiny. Fenugreek seeds are most helpful when it comes to hair loss troubles. Applying the above mentioned fenugreek seed powder and curd hair mask 3 times a month will help in considerably lowering the hair fall and hair loss. Fenugreek also encourages the formation of new hair from the root 

  • Mix methi seeds powder in curd and soak it for sometime. Apply this mix as hair mask. Cover the scalp, roots and lengths for over all benefits.
  • Mix methi seed powder with ginger extracts or ginger juice. Apply this mix on scalp to initiate the growth of new hair buds from roots.

9] Fenugreek seeds help in prevention of colon cancer

Fenugreek contains a good combination of photo-chemical and nutrients that goes a long way in preventing colon cancer. Fenugreek contains diosgenin, a steroid saponin; it also contains hemicelluloses, mucilage and pectin. These inhibit the re-absorption of bile salts in the colon. The fiber in fenugreek seeds binds all the components in the colon that may cause harm to the colon lining or those who possess a greater threat and may be carcinogenic. It then helps in excretion and elimination of these wastes.

  • Soak methi seeds overnight in little water. Then leave it for sprouting. Gulp these sprouted seeds on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Use methi powder. Mix it with warm water or with milk in a glass and drink this mix every morning on empty stomach.
     

10] Methi seeds help in cases of acid re flux, o esophageal irritation and sore throats

The mucilage in fenugreek works best when it comes to coating the inner lining of throat, esophagus and stomach. Thus helps the inner lining against acid attacks and protects it preventing further damage or ulcer formations.

Soak methi seeds overnight in little water and leave it for sprouting. Gulp these sprouted seeds on empty stomach in the morning.

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Health Benefits of Mint Leaves

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Health Benefits of Mint Leaves

The health benefits of mint include the following:

Digestion: mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. When you feel sick to your stomach, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you relief. Also, if you are someone who travels long distances via plane or boat, the menthol oil derived from mint can be very soothing for nausea and related motion sickness.

The aroma of the herb activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. These attributes are why mint is extensively used in the culinary arts. Much of the western world includes mint as a part of appetizers or as an element of palate cleansers, to be eaten before the main course so the food will digest comfortably.

Nausea and headache: mint leaves, especially freshly crushed leaves help you deal with nausea and headache. The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Use mint oil or any other product having mint flavor and your stomach issues will be alleviated. In fact, many people keep menthol oil or mint-flavored products with them at all time to avoid nausea. Balms with a mint base or basic mint oil, when rubbed on the forehead and nose, gives quick relief in case of headache. The herb is a naturally soothing substance, so it can alleviate the inflammation and temperature rise that is often associated with headaches and migraines.

Respiratory disorders and coughs: the strong aroma of the herb is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief for respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold. As mint cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it relieves the irritation which causes chronic coughing. This is the main reason why so many balms are based on mint. Unlike the inhalers that are based on aerosols, those with mint as the fundamental component tend to be more effective and eco-friendly as well.

Asthma: regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and relieves congestion. That being said, using too much mint in this way can also irritate the nose and throat.

Breast feeding: for many women, breastfeeding is a beautiful part of raising a child, but it can seriously damage your breasts and nipples. Studies have shown that mint oil can reduce the nipple cracks and nipple pain that so often accompany breastfeeding.

Depression and fatigue: mint is a natural stimulant, and the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a high level again. If you are feeling sluggish, anxious, depressed, or simply exhausted, mint and its derivative essential oils can help. It can be ingested, applied topically in a salve form, or inhaled as a vapor, and all of those techniques can give you a much-needed boost! a popular way to get good results in an easy manner is to put a few drops of mint essential oil or menthol oil on your pillow at night and let it work on your body and mind while you sleep.

Skin care and pimples: while mint oil is a good antiseptic and anti-pruritic material, mint juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples, and it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne. Its anti-pruritic properties can be used for treating insect bites like those of mosquitoes, honeybees, hornets, wasps, and gnats. The cooling sensation will relieve you of the irritating sensation to scratch, and the anti-inflammatory nature of mint will bring down swelling! in that same vein, mint oil is often a basic component of bug repellent products like citronella candles, because the strong aroma is unappealing to most insects.

Memory loss: a recent study explored the effects that mint has on alertness, retention, and cognitive function. It found that people who frequently use chewing gum, whose major active ingredient is mint, had higher levels of memory retention and mental alertness than those who did not. The stimulant qualities of mint, once again, have shown yet another reason to pop that stick of gum in your mouth, or chew some leaves when you’re feeling less than brilliant!

Weight loss: aside from all the other health benefits of mint, it also can help in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy way! mint is a stimulant, as we’ve already mentioned, but it also stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat and turn it into usable energy. Therefore, by adding mint to your diet, you are increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and contributing to your weight gain!

Female sterility: there are mixed opinions regarding the role of mint in treating this condition. Some argue that prolonged use of menthol may cause sterility, reducing a woman’s ability to conceive by interfering with the production of ova and killing these gametes. This is due to the germicidal and insecticidal properties of the herb, which are beneficial for so many other health concerns. Other research has claimed that men who smoke menthol cigarettes are more likely to suffer from impotency than those who smoke normal cigarettes. It is not certain whether this is due to the tobacco alone or if the mentholated aspect has anything do with it. Another group or researchers suggest that mint may actually be used to treat sterility in females. Suffice to say, a great deal of further research must be done on the effects of mint in both male impotency and female sterility.

Oral care: improving the health of a person’s mouth is a well known benefit of mint. Since it has germicidal qualities and quickly freshens breath, it adds to oral health by inhibiting harmful bacterial growth inside the mouth and by cleaning the tongue and teeth. This is why mint used to be rubbed directly on the teeth and gums to refresh the mouth and eliminate dangerous forms of growth. In modern times, for the same reason, mint is one of the most common elements in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other dental hygiene products. Of course, the easiest way to get these results is to simply chew on the leaves.

Allergies and hay fever: season allergies and hay fever (also known as rhinitis) affect millions of people around the world at certain times of the year. Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of certain chemicals, which have been known to aggravate severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.

Cancer: current research shows that certain enzymes that can be found in mint may help prevent and treat cancer.

Other benefits: besides its wide industrial use in foods like ice-cream and chocolates, as well as in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, medicines, inhalers and breath fresheners, it is also used as a condiment and a decorative item in culinary preparation around the world. Drinks and foods containing mint cool you off in the summer, and it is often included in summer cocktails for a refreshing burst of flavor. It is also a good relaxant.

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Health Benefits Of Mint Leaves

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Health Benefits Of Mint Leaves

Health benefits of mint leaves
The health benefits of mint include the following:

 
Digestion: Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. When your stomach feels sick, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you relief. Also, if you are someone who travels long distances via plane or boat, the menthol oil derived from mint can be very soothing for nausea and related motion sickness.

The aroma of the herb activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. These attributes are why mint is extensively used in the culinary arts. Much of the western world includes mint as a part of appetizers or as an element of palate cleansers, to be eaten before the main course so the food will digest comfortably.


Nausea and headache: Mint leaves, especially freshly crushed leaves help you deal with nausea and headache. The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Use mint oil or any other product having mint flavor and your stomach issues will be alleviated. In fact, many people keep menthol oil or mint-flavored products with them at all times to avoid nausea. Balms with a mint base or basic mint oil, when rubbed on the forehead and nose, gives quick relief in case of a headache. The herb is a naturally soothing substance, so it can alleviate the inflammation and temperature rise that is often associated with headaches and migraines.

Respiratory disorders and coughs: The strong aroma of the herb is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief from respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold. As mint cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it relieves the irritation which causes chronic coughing. This is the main reason why so many balms are based on mint. Unlike the inhalers that are based on aerosols, those with mint as the fundamental component tend to be more effective and eco-friendly as well.
 
Asthma: Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and relieves congestion. That being said, using too much mint in this way can also irritate the nose and throat.

Breast feeding: For many women, breastfeeding is a beautiful part of raising a child, but it can seriously damage your breasts and nipples. Studies have shown that mint oil can reduce the nipple cracks and nipple pain that so often accompany breastfeeding.

Depression and fatigue: Mint is a natural stimulant, and the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a high level again. If you are feeling sluggish, anxious, depressed, or simply exhausted, mint and its derivative essential oils can help. It can be ingested, applied topically in a salve form, or inhaled as a vapor, and all of those techniques can give you a much-needed boost! a popular way to get good results in an easy manner is to put a few drops of mint essential oil or menthol oil on your pillow at night and let it work on your body and mind while you sleep.

Skin care and pimples: While mint oil is a good antiseptic and anti-pruritic material, mint juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness. In addition to being a good way to reduce pimples, it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne. Its anti-pruritic properties can be used for treating insect bites like those of mosquitoes, honeybees, hornets, wasps, and gnats. The cooling sensation will relieve you of the irritating sensation and the constant urge to scratch, and the anti-inflammatory nature of mint will bring down swelling! in that same vein, mint oil is often a basic component of bug repellent products like citronella candles, because the strong aroma is unappealing to most insects.

Memory loss: A recent study explored the effects that mint has on alertness, retention, and cognitive function. It found that people who frequently use chewing gum, whose major active ingredient is mint, had higher levels of memory retention and mental alertness than those who did not. The stimulant qualities of mint, once again, have shown yet another reason to pop that stick of gum in your mouth, or chew some leaves when you’re feeling less than brilliant!

Weight loss: Aside from all the other health benefits of mint, it also can help in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy way! mint is a stimulant, as we’ve already mentioned, but it also stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat, and turns it into usable energy. Therefore, by adding mint to your diet, you are increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and contributing to your weight gain!

Female sterility: There are mixed opinions regarding the role of mint in treating this condition. Some argue that prolonged use of menthol may cause sterility, reducing a woman’s ability to conceive by interfering with the production of ova and killing these gametes. This is due to the germicidal and insecticidal properties of the herb, which are beneficial for so many other health concerns. Other research has claimed that men who smoke menthol cigarettes are more likely to suffer from impotency than those who smoke normal cigarettes. It is not certain whether this is due to the tobacco alone or if the mentholated aspect has anything do with it. Another group or researchers suggest that mint may actually be used to treat sterility in females. Suffice to say, a great deal of further research must be done on the effects of mint in both male impotency and female sterility.

Mintoral care: improving the health of a person’s mouth is a well known benefit of mint. Since it has germicidal qualities and quickly freshens breath, it adds to oral health by inhibiting harmful bacterial growth inside the mouth and by cleaning the tongue and teeth. This is why mint used to be rubbed directly on the teeth and gums to refresh the mouth and eliminate dangerous forms of growth. In modern times, for the same reason, mint is one of the most common elements in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other dental hygiene products. Of course, the easiest way to get these results is to simply chew on the leaves.

Allergies and hay fever: Season allergies and hay fever (also known as rhinitis) affect millions of people around the world at certain times of the year. Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of certain chemicals, which have been known to aggravate severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.

Cancer: Current research shows that certain enzymes that can be found in mint may help prevent and treat.

Benefits Of Curry Leaves

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Benefits Of Curry Leaves

Benefits Of Curry Leaves

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