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FENUGREEK SEED: AN OVERVIEW AND HEALTH BENEFITS

Fenugreek Seed has been used for Medicinal & other purposes since ancient times. It helps in Indigestion, lowers Cholesterol, and aids in conceivement & pregnancy. Fenugreek is a plant that is found in both seeds as well as in plant form. Its seed and its leaves, both are used for cooking and also for many purposes, It has a  bitter taste and has long been used in many Asian Countries to garnish and flavor a variety of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian cuisines. It goes by the name of Methi in India, Helba in Morocco & Abesh in Ethiopia. Although fenugreek has many other benefits also which are discussed as follows:- 

Helps in increasing Insulin Level

Fenugreek contains Anti-diabetic properties which help in controlling Blood Sugar levels under Hyperglycemic conditions. The Insulin secretion process takes place more actively & helps in slowing down the breakdown of Starch into Glucose. It helps to reduce the Intestinal Absorption of Glucose. It is also helpful in managing Cholesterol and high Blood Pressure. Consumption of Fenugreek on an empty stomach helps to lower the Sugar level.

Elevates Breast Milk Production

Fenugreek seed is beneficial in Pregnancy and Lactation. Fenugreek, in various forms, can stimulate and ease Breast Milk Flow. When a woman is breastfeeding her child, her Milk supply sometimes might decrease due to Stress, Fatigue, or a variety of other factors. Here consumption of Fenugreek can be a simple, effective way to boost Milk Production, and their babies also Gain Weight.

Suppresses Cravings & Appetite

Fenugreek can subjugate craving and at the same time gives the feeling of fullness to avoid overeating. When taken regularly, it reduces the assimilation of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body thus helps maintain proper body weight by improving food metabolism.

Aids to curb Menstrual Pain

Fenugreek is an Antinociceptive herb that helps in easing Menstrual pain. Fenugreek’s Antispasmodic effect helps relieve Gastrointestinal symptoms before and during your Menstruation, like Stomach Pain and Period poops.  It also relieves Nausea, Mood Swings, Fatigue, Back Pain & Headache. As per studies, Women who consumed Fenugreek during the first three days of their periods experienced 67% reduction in lower Abdominal pain. 

Boosts Testosterone Levels

Fenugreek is proven to improve Men’s sexual health by increasing Sperm Count. It is a natural Antioxidant that helps in treating disorders such as Low Sperm Count and Motility, Erectile Dysfunction & Premature Ejaculation to improve the overall sex drive in Men.

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