Fenugreek Seeds

fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek Seeds –  Trigonella Foenum-Graecum

Fenugreek is familiar from Indian and Middle Eastern cookery and the herb gives a spicy flavour to curries, pickles and garnishes.

History

The herb rather than seeds, known as hilba, is used in tea in modern Egypt as a remedy for spasmodic abdominal pain – due to both digestive upsets and menstruation. In Ayurveda the plant (known as methi) is regarded as a good remedy in convalescence and debility helping to stimulate liver function and ease indigestion. The Chinese also regard fenugreek (Hu Lu Ba) as a kidney remedy – to warm the kidneys, dispel cold and relieve pain.

Benefits

  • Cholesterol
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Menstruation
  • Heartburn
  • A “galactagogue”, it stimulates breast milk production and milk flow
  • Breast enlargement

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