Fenugreek is an herbal alternative to treat several medical conditions for people who don't like taking mainstream medications.
Mediterranean peoples have long used fenugreek for herbal healing. It is proven to reduce cholesterol in dogs, but hasn't been tested on humans. The herb is soothing to a sore throat and contains a mild anti-inflammatory action.
Modern research suggests fenugreek is helpful in controlling blood sugar and contains a potential to fight cancer.
A study published in "Phytotherapy Research" suggests that fenugreek extract, in combination with fiber potentially relieves the burning pain of heartburn.
In a controlled study of 45 heartburn sufferers, it was determined that fenugreek with fiber performed as well as rantidine, which is commonly prescribed for heartburn.
The leaves of fenugreek are high in choline. Choline in the diet can help prevent and treat Alzheimer's. If you like Indian food, try alu methi, steamed fenugreek leaves. The greens contain a healthy amount of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that helps slow the progression of Alzheimer's.
In Biblical times, fenugreek seed was used to increase milk production in lactating women. The herb contains phytoestrogens, or plant derivates similar to natural estrogen. Interestingly, fenugreek may also contribute to breast enlargement
Evidence supports that supplementation with fenugreek is helpful to diabetics. The seeds are composed of about half mucilage, which is soluble fiber. As it also increases good cholesterol, it helps prevent cardiovascular disease, often associated with diabetes.
I'd love to take fenugreek in alu methi, but I'm blessed enough. lol H5
Awesome list! H5
Good points about Fenugreek.
I have not heard of some of these uses. I would like to give it a try for heartburn. H5
I just knew this healthful list was yours. thank you for the benefits it gives to anyone who reads it.Well done!
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