Introduction:Fenugreek is a healing herb grown in Mediterranean countries. In the United States, it is used primarily as an exotic kitchen spice. Let's look at the healthy benefits of fenugreek.
Heartburn results when a reflux of stomach acid goes back into the esophagus. When an attack of heartburn occurs, wouldn't it make sense to seek relief from a natural source instead of prescription meds, with undesirable side effects?
The results of a recent study in Pylotherapy Research show that among 45 people with heartburn, the group taking fenugreek extract in combination with fiber had basically the same amount of relief from symptoms as did the group who took prescribed medication.
Another study confirmed fenugreek an effective herb for lowering blood sugar. The participants in this study were given flat bread with fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek seeds are tasty and munchy, making this treatment an acceptable every-day alternative for prescription meds.
Although fenugreek is proven to lower blood sugar in both types of diabetes, diabetics should not try this or any herbal alternative without doctor approval.
Fenugreek treats allergies on-the-spot, as they occur. You can steep seeds in hot water and make a tea or eat teaspoons full after an overnight soak. Keep upping the dosage until you are taking the maximum tolerable amount.
To produce desired results, one must consume large doses of fenugreek. Fenugreek seeds can be eaten, after soaking overnight in water or they may be mixed into cereal. Before beginning this or any herbal regime, you should consult your doctor.
Actually, researchers aren't certain if the healing components of fenugreek are solely its high soluble fiber content or a component, which is yet to be discovered. However, at 25% protein, it is a healthy source of nutrition.
It is known that fenugreek is a mild herb and to achieve optimal healing, large amounts must be chewed or steeped as a tea. Americans aren't used to consuming greater amounts of herbs and may experience nausea and/or stomach upset.
Great list on this special herb. I drink the tea, regularly.
Love all kids of exotic herbs and spices and trying to add them in my diet. Thanks for the informative list.
Your expert list has wonderful points to take Fenugreek into the daily routine for health benefits.Part of our own health care should include Fenugreek.
Like everyone else who has commented, I was educated about Fenugreek. I have heartburn constantly and would love to try this herb.
I've never heard of Fenugreek either. Thanks for the info. H5!
Never heard of Fenugreek but, as always, you've informed me well of the health benefits of the herb. Great list again.
I just learned something new. Thanks Bonnie for introducing me to something I never heard of before.
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