Fenugreek (Methi dana) is a herb that is used both as leaf and as a seed. It has been used as a herb that has many health benefits. It not only gives taste to the food but gives several benefits to the body.
Some proven health benefits fenugreek seeds are mentioned below:
Improves Digestion and Cholesterol levels
Fenugreek seeds help in numerous digestive problems such as constipation, stomach upset or inflammation in the stomach. It also helps in health issues like high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides or LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein). Eating 2.5g of fenugreek seeds daily for three months helps to improve cholesterol levels.
Good for Lactating Mothers
Fenugreek seed water is the best aid for lactating mothers as it helps in the production of milk. Pregnant as well as Lactating mothers both can consume methi dana water as it is beneficial for both of them. Ladoos made for pregnant and lactating women can make Fenugreek Seeds as an active ingredient for boosting the energy.
Regulates the Blood Sugar levels
Most people are aware that the best remedy for Diabetes is to have Methi dana water as it is an excellent herb for regulating blood sugar levels. The fiber in the fenugreek seeds helps in slowing the absorption of sugar from the bloodstream and helps in maintaining the sugar levels.
Consuming Fenugreek water early in the morning helps in boosting metabolism. It helps in generating heat in the body which helps in managing and losing weight. The fiber in the seeds swells up and enters the body which makes the feeling of satiety which suppresses the appetite and helps in controlling the quantity of food intake. The fiber in seeds helps in losing weight by regulating the blood sugar level also.
Excellent for Kapha Dominants
According to Ayurveda, people who are kapha dominants the constitution lack heat in the body. They have a weaker immune system and most have issues related to cough, cold and flu. Fenugreek seed water is good and helps in generating heat in the body which helps in boosting immunity.
Fenugreek seeds can be consumed in various ways and methods
- Soak the seeds in the water overnight and chew 1 tsp of it.
- Use methi powder or methi seeds and boil in the water and then drink the water early in the morning.
- Seeds can be added in the seasonal veggies and food preparations like Veggies, dal or kadhi.
The benefits of methi seeds are magical when consumed in the right way and the right amount as too much of consuming these seeds can harm the body. Other benefits of the seeds are for bloating and water retention which gets affected when consumed in excess.