Fenugreek is used for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis). It is also used for conditions that effect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (artherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
Fenugreek is used for kidney aliments, a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi, mouth ulcers, boils, bronchitis. It is rich in vitamin such as thiamine, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6 and C and are a storehouse of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese and magnesium.
Fenugreek Q is a rich source of vitamin K as well. Fenugreek seeds are rich source of trigonelline, lysine and I-tryptophan. The seeds also contain a large amount of saponins and fibers that could account for many health benefits of fenugreek. Increases Breast Milk. Reduces Cholesterol- It contains saponins that help reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol from fatty foods. Prevents Diabetes- An unusual amino acid (4H0-11e), so far found only in fenugreek, has possible anti-diabetic properties such as enhancing insulin secretion under hyperglycaemic conditions, and increasing insulin sensitivity.
Protects from Cancer – Studies have shown that the fibers in fenugreek help prevent certain cancers. For example, it is found that Fenugreek has estrogenic effects and could be a possible alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Other studies have shown that saponins and mucilage in fenugreek bind to toxins in the food and flush them out, thus protecting the mucus membrane of the colon from cancers.
The positive effect of fenugreek on physiological aspects of male libido and also found that it may assist to maintain normal healthy testosterone levels. Aids in digestion – it is said to be an effective heartburn or acid reflux remedy, because the muscilage in fenugreek seeds assists in soothing gastrointestinal inflammation, coating the stomach and intestinal lining.
Helps with weight loss – Fenugreek complements diet and exercise for weight loss. This thermogenic herb aids weight loss by suppressing appetite, increasing energy in the short term, and potentially modulating carbohydrate metabolism.