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FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM) : NUTRACEUTICAL BENEFITS, PROPERTIES AND USES

NUTRACEUTICAL AND THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES : 

Seed, leaves and powdered form  of Fenugreek retains varied medicinal advantages to human health. Major few are : 

AIDS IN LACTATION:

Fenugreek, since ancient times, has been used as Herbal Galactagogue (a herb that increases milk production ). Some studies have revealed that consumption of Herbal Tea consisting of Fenugreek seeds in the early postpartum period enhanced the milk production capacity in lactating mothers. However, pregnant women should refrain from intaking Fenugreek related substances. 

DIABETES TRACK :

There has been an immense amount of Research and analysis conducted on using Fenugreek Seed, powder or Fiber to combat Diabetes among people. It was observed that adding 100 grams of Fenugreek powder consisting of 50% Dietary Fiber for a period of 10 days decreased 25 percent of Blood Sugar Level among the Type 2 Diabetes patients. Consistent usage of Fenugreek Seeds, Powder or pills consisting of Fenugreek essence regulates Blood Sugar and aids in Regulating Diabetes. 

CHOLESTEROL LOWERING EFFECT :

Fenugreek contains Saponins that help reduce the body’s absorption of Cholesterol ( especially Low Density Lipoprotein ) from fatty food. One of the studies of the University of Michigan Health System reveals that Steroidal Saponins in Fenugreek are prone to slow down the absorption rate of Cholesterol in Intestine subsequently slowing down the rate at which the liver absorbs the same substance.

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