HerbHealtH is all about attaining good health via natural & herbal ways. Today, people are well aware of the fact that Herbal alternatives are safe, gentle and work in harmony with the body system as compared to pharmaceutical medicines. The new mantra today is to go natural, as everything around us is too polluted with chemicals and synthetic stuff. The more we use things from Nature's bounty the better it is for our overall health. Let's go back to our roots, by opening up our Grandma's treasure chest box & use what Nature has given us in plenty.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Herbal Folk Remedies with Fenugreek (Methi)!

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.): A Herb of Therapeutic Values!
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)  is an oldest cultivated medicinal plant native to the Mediterranean countries and across Asia. It is aromatic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, mucilagenous, galactogogue and aphrodiasiac in nature. It is high in vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B3 and contains lecithinm, minerals and proteins. Owing to its excellent medicinal properties, fenugreek is used in common folk remedies for the treatment of various health ailments. Find here some of such time-tested folk remedies with fenugreek- 

Fenugreek seeds are a Store House of Medicinal Properties!
  • To treat anemia, cook fenugreek leaves and have it with meals. A tsp of fenugreek seeds can also be taken with water to cure Anemia.
  • Take a cup of fenugreek decoction with a spoonful of honey and fresh ginger juice. This formulation acts as an excellent expectorant during Asthma.
  • Soak about 10 g of fenugreek seeds overnight and consume them on an empty stomach in the morning. Soak another 10 g of fenugreek seeds in the morning and consume them half an hour before dinner. Fiber present in fenugreek swells in the stomach and gives the feeling of satiety. It is an effective remedy for Losing weight.
  • Taking a tsp of fenugreek seeds powder with curd is said to be effective in treating vaginal discharge associated with yeast infections.
  • Consuming about 50g of fenugreek seeds daily, either with water or in diet, is said to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of Heart attacks.
  • Mix a tsp of powdered fenugreek seeds in buttermilk. Drink the mixture to relieve Abdominal pain due to Indigestion. This remedy also works well against Diarrhea .
  • Taking about 1-2 g of fenugreek twice a day is recommended to improve milk flow in Lactating mothers.
  • Consuming about 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds with a tsp of honey and lemon juice, thrice a day, is known to treat Fever.
  • One of the effective remedies against Acid reflux or Heartburn is to have a tsp of fenugreek seeds with juice or water before meals.
  • Consuming a tbsp of powdered fenugreek seeds with lukewarm water gives relief from Joint pains.
  • To get rid of Acne and Blackheads, apply a paste of fenugreek leaves over the face overnight. Rinse off after 10-15 min.
  • To remove Dandruff, mix about 3-5 g of fenugreek seeds powder in a cup of curd and to it, mix 1/2 tsp of lemon  juice. Apply the mixture on scalp for an hour and rinse off.
Fenugreek: One of the Healthiest Indian Spices !

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