Fenugreek is a small plant with pods that look like green beans with small yellow seeds inside that grow in most climates. These powerful little seeds are packed full of healthy compounds that keep you vital and young in many ways.
Lower Blood Sugar – Fenugreek contains a powerful amino acid (4-hydroxyisoleucine) that helps the pancreas produce more insulin and reduces insulin resistance. Fenugreek also contains lots of fiber that slows the breakdown and absorption of sugar into the system, thus helping to control blood sugar spikes. Most people take 1000 mgs per day – 500 mgs in the morning and 500 mgs in the evening to control blood sugar levels. But some people also take up to 2000 mgs AM and PM. And taking Fenugreek daily can reduce the risk of coming down with diabetes.
Anti-inflammatory Agent – Fenugreek have the ability to help with arthritis and the pain associated with swollen sore joints. Soothing away inflammation and getting rid of tenderness. Fenugreek is also a spice… and because of that can be mix Fenugreek right in with your food.
PMS, Menopause, Childbirth and Breast Feeding – Fenugreek contains wonderful isoflavonid phytochemicals such as trigonelline diosgenin, neotigogens, tigogenin, yamogenin, choline, and gitogenin with estrogen like abilities… that help with PMS symptoms such as cramps and bloating. It also helps with hot flashes and mood swings associated with menopause. And the Fenugreek plant contains lots of iron which is good for women who are low in iron. And because Fenugreek helps to balance hormones in women it also can enhance breast development too. Fenugreek also increases milk production for mothers who are breast feeding, and can stimulate uterine contractions thus speeding up delivery.
Boosts Libido – It has also been used for increasing libido and helping with impotence but this has not been studied.
Great for Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GI Distress – Fenugreek is wonderful for ending constipation because of the fiber, and it creates a mucilaginous film that protects the GI tract from excess acid like slippery elm and marshmallow root, and soothing away irritation. Much better than over the counter antacids that have been found to contribute to heart disease by stopping nitrous oxide production in arteries.
Colon Health and Cancer – Fenugreek has enough fiber to help detox the body and create an environment for probiotic bacteria to grow and thus helping to stave off colon cancer and other colon diseases. Fenugreek contains lots of non – starch polysaccharides that lower cholesterol and triglycerides… and absorb toxins from the GI tract thus helping to prevent cancer. Fenugreek contains hemicellulose, tannins, pectin, saponins, and mucilage… all of which create good colon health. Also studies show that Fenugreek stops the growth of leukemia and breast cancer cells.
Powerful Antioxidant – This powerful antioxidant keeps cancer away and at the same time helps with removing free radicals and thus can slowing the aging process.
Scars, Burns, Rashes, Pimples and Hair Treatment – Make a paste of the soaked seeds and use that paste on eczema, rashes, boils, burns, and skin irritations… it will sooth away your inflammation and pain. At the same time it also helps with reduce the size of scares. You can also used that same paste on pimples, blackheads, and dry spots and even wrinkles and you will see a dramatic improvement in no time at all. A great way to make your skin look younger… plus you can use the same paste on your hair for increased shine and getting rid of dandruff.
Great for Lung Tissue – Fenugreek works wonders for asthma, bronchitis, sinus inflammation, colds, flues, and even helps with pneumonia. Fenugreek relieves inflammation and thus opens up airways.
Sore Throats and Fevers – Fenugreek is wonderful for lowering fevers and also for getting rid of a sore throats… and even soothing away nagging coughs.
Weight Loss – Obesity is a real problem and here is one way to lose wight. Soak some Fenugreek seeds in water and then swallow them… they will expand and give you that full feeling so you don’t eat as much… plus it adds fiber to your diet.
Lowers Cholesterol – Fenugreek lowers LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even help with cancer. Studies show that taking 2 oz of Fenugreek a day can lower your cholesterol by more than 25%… and Fenugreek can be used in the treatment of atherosclerosis.
Kidney Health – In studies Fenugreek has been shown to reduce calcium oxalate kidney stones.
Rejuvenation – Taking 500 mgs of Fenugreek a day has also been shown to reduce backaches, fatigue, and general aches and pains in the body… making it a great rejuvenator for anyone feeling over worked and tired.
More Nutrients – Fenugreek contains potassium for cardiovascular health and water regulation, Vitamin A which is a great antioxidant, B Vitamins for increased vitality, Vitamin C which is a powerful compound for fighting of colds and flues, Vitamin E for nervous system health , Protein for strong muscles and enzyme production, fiber for colon health, and iron and copper for getting rid of anemia, selenium to help you relax… and more.
Cooking – And Fenugreek has been used in many Mediterranean, East indian, Middle Eastern, and Asian foods as a spice to enhance flavor… you can find Fenugreek in the spice section of your local super market. Fenugreek is one of the main ingredients in curry, and has been used in many veggie dishes such as potatoes, spinach, and carrots, also in dips, in lentils, pasta, and salads.
I take 1000 mgs per day, would not do without my Fenugreek… I feel Fenugreek is one of the most important herbs for great health and vitality.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”