Methi or Fenugreek Benefits : Why It’s A Powerful Medicine In Your Kitchen
What’s better than something with amazing medicinal properties easily available in your kitchen? Methi, also known as fenugreek seed, forms a part of mostly every Indian kitchen. Fenugreek powder belongs to the most popular form of Indian Spices, i.e., The roasted and ground form. But fenugreek stands out of the crowd because it has some unmatched medicinal properties too. Methi is taken in many forms, blessing you with plenty of vitamins, minerals, fibers but low in calories, when taken in the leafy form. It has both antibacterial and antiviral properties which adds to it’s use as an ayurvedic medicine. It is mostly cultivated in semi arid region. It also acts as a potent for hair potion. Below are some of the properties and uses of Methi you would definitely want to know!
Methi Water For Diabetes
When fenugreek seeds are soaked in water overnight, the water has the ability to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Fenugreek water also regulates the absorption of sugar and carbohydrates. Plus, the water also enhances the way how your body uses sugar. A study has also been conducted to measure effect of fenugreek seeds on diabetes. The study showed favourable results. It showed how regular use of fenugreek seeds help regulate blood sugar level and also decrease insulin resistance.
Methi For Healthy Hair
Not many people know this, but yes, Methi paste creates an amazing hair pack and blesses your hair in numerous ways. Be it strengthening your hair or making them shine and bounce, methi helps in every way. And it’s simple too. Just soak some methi seeds overnight and in the morning, when the seeds become a bit soft, just grind them into a paste. Applying this on your hair makes them shiny.
Help In Reducing Menstrual Pain
A study conducted in January 2014 shows that Fenugreek seeds might help reduce the severity of pain during periods, especially in the first three days. Dysmenorrhea is a condition in which menstrual cramps are at their peak. It also reduces fatigue, headache and nausea.
Helps Reduce Cholesterol
There are such compounds present in Fenugreek which inhibits both, the absorption of cholesterol and the production of cholesterol by the liver, according to Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan. Also, regular intake of fenugreek is recommended by doctors to reduce the cholesterol levels in body. Though our body needs cholesterol to build cells but high cholesterol might lead to heart diseases and hence should be treated.
Helps In Aiding Digestion
From making your hair healthy to lowering the cholesterol levels in your body, fenugreek seeds serve a wide range of medicinal purposes. But most important of them is aiding the digestion. The crushed powder of fenugreek seeds, often used as a supplement of fenugreek helps in combating with a number of digestive problems like improper digestion, constipation, gastritis, loss of appetite, bloated or cramps in the stomach, and heartburn. This is so because fenugreek is rich in mucilage , a substance that coats the stomach and intestinal lining and is rich in fiber. It therefore, helps in fighting gastrointestinal infections.
Anushika Srivastava is an Intern with SheThePeople.Tv