Hiya! They call me methi in India and Fenugreek over the world. My leaves hold an important place in Indian Kitchens. I am rich in fibre & antioxidants, which makes me a reservoir of medicinal properties
with multiple health benefits. I help to reduce cholesterol level, and play a key role to maintain your heart health.
I help to reduce cholesterol level, especially that of the low density lipoprotein (LDL). Due to the presence of galactomannan, I play a key role in maintain your heart health. Diabetics must include me (either in the form of seeds or leaves) in their diet because galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre present in me slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood. As I am rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. One teaspoon of my seeds in your food can be an effective remedy for acid reflux or heartburn. When taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey, I can work wonders to reduce fever by nourishing the body. I rank high among the ‘must haves’ for nursing mothers due to the presence of diosgenin in the spice which increases milk production in lactating mothers. I have been known to be helpful in inducing childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions. I also contain compounds like diosgenin and isoflavones with oestrogen-like properties which help reduce symptoms like discomfort and menstrual cramps associated with PMS. Lastly, my oestrogen-like property can help in breast enlargement by balancing hormones in women.