Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Health Benefits of Fenugreek

The health benefits of fenugreek include anemia, pregnancy, lactation, digestion, loss of taste, fever, hair care, dandruff, stomach disorders, biliousness, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diabetes, inflammations, wounds and insomnia..

It is a member of the bean family and is found in India and southern part of Europe.

Some benefits of fenugreek:

* Good for breast feeding mothers
* Reduce menstrual discomfort
* Minimize symptoms of menopause
* Reduce cholesterol
* Reduces cardiovascular risk
* Control diabetes
* Relief for sore throat
* Relieve constipation
* Good for kidney troubles
* Prevent colon cancer
* Good appetite suppressant

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Fenugreek is used to treat wounds, inflammation and gastrointestinal ailments. According to ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, fenugreek can be used for inducing labour and aiding digestion. It is also good to improve metabolism and health. Irritated skin condition can be soothed by the external application of fenugreek. Fenugreek is also used for fevers and muscle aches.

Fenugreek is considered to be a safe herbal food. It is used as a spice also and tastes oddly of bitter celery and maple syrup.

The only side effect seen in people taking high doses of fenugreek is the mild gastro intestinal distress. Fenugreek is not well recommended during pregnancy because it may lead to miscarriage.

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