Fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum-graecum ), also known as locust or jellyfish, is a wild plant originating in India and Pakistan, its use has been therapeutic since ancient times. It has anticancer properties, reduces glucose and cholesterol levels, helps with digestive problems and many other things.
This plant usually blooms in spring and is 1 to 2 palms tall, its stem is straight, smooth and rounded, having few branches. The flowers have a yellowish white color, their seeds are small and oval in shape, but the shape is not always exactly that.
What is it for?
Fenugreek helps to treat gastritis, cholesterol, inflammation, anemia, rickets, cellulitis, constipation, caries, pharyngitis, menstrual cramps, hemorrhoids, boils, dandruff, hair loss, among many other things.
This herb increases body energy, muscle mass and reduces body fat, in addition to decreasing menopausal symptoms and stimulating milk production in breastfeeding women. It has been proven, according to studies in Australia, that the use of this herb can still increase male libido. This plant is a great general body restorative, physically and mentally speaking.
mode of use
Its medicinal properties are concentrated in the seeds, which can be used ground and diluted in milk, in capsules, cooking the seeds to make tea, among other ways. You can buy this seed at health food stores. See now how to use:
Fenugreek tea to gain weight, lack of appetite and intestinal problems: boil for 10 to 15 minutes a tablespoon of seeds in 400ml of water, drink in the morning on an empty stomach. You must take it discontinuously.
Fenugreek tea for compresses, gargling and vaginal washes: boil two teaspoons of seeds in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Then strain the tea and use it in compresses on the scalp to treat dandruff and baldness. If the problem is hoarseness, gargling and washing in vaginal inflammations.
Fenugreek tea for menopause relief: use a cup of cold water over two teaspoons of seeds, let stand for 3 hours. Then boil the water and seeds, strain and drink while still warm, drink three times a day to relieve menopausal symptoms.
Compress with fenugreek seeds for boils: use 110g of seeds with water or vinegar, blend in a blender until smooth, heat until boiling. After that, spread the mixture still hot on a cloth and apply it over the inflamed area until it cools, this procedure should be done 3 to 4 times a day.
Contraindications and side effects
The use of fenugreek is contraindicated in pregnant women, as it was formerly used to induce labor, and in diabetic people who are insulin dependent. Its use can cause gas, bloated stomach, diarrhea and skin irritation.