Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fenugreek - Home Remedy for Diabetes, Stomach Ailment & Lactating Women


Know what you Eat - Fenugreek (also known as Greek Hay and Fenigreek), is an herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world. While the seeds and leaves are primarily used as a culinary spice, it is also used to treat a variety of health problems. Recent studies have shown that Fenugreek helps lower blood glucose and cholestrol levels, and may be an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Apart from a home remedy for Diabetes, in India it is used as a homeremedy to treat infected tonsils, improve digestion and as a remedy to Aid Milk Production in Lactating Women.

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Home Remedy for Infected Tonsil - Take a Table Spoon of Fenugreek and add 8oz(1 Cup) of water and boil for 5-7 minutes till fenugreek doubles in size and the water becomes brown in color with the extract of the fenugreek seeds mixed with the water. To this add 1/2 tsp of salt and gargle. Repeat this every one hour, this will lessen the pain and clean the tonsil.


Home Remedy for improving digestion & relieve digestion related stomach cramps - Soak 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in 1 tablespoon of water and leave it overnight, next day morning drain the water and add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and eat it in empty stomach.  Repeat this for 2 more days and by the time, all your symptoms will be gone.



Remedy to Aid Milk Production in Lactating Women - Soak 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in 1 tablespoon of water and leave it overnight. In the morning eat half the soaked seeds and in the evening consume the remaining half seeds. Repeat this for 4 more days(a max of 5 days). Within 24-72 hours, the lactating Mom will see increase in milk production.


Remedy for Diabetes & lowering blood sugar levels - Fenugreek is used extensively in Indian cooking and also as a remedy for treating diabetes in India. Grind 1 cup of fenugreek seeds in a blender to a coarse to fine powder. Take 1/2 tsp of fenugreek powder once in the morning and once in the evening. Apart from a balanced diet, exercise and taking fenugreek may also increase the number of insulin receptors in red blood cells and improve glucose utilization in peripheral tissues, thus demonstrating potential anti-diabetes effects both in the pancreas and other sites. The amino acid 4- hydroxyisoleucine, contained in the seeds, may also directly stimulate insulin secretion. If you are already taking medication for diabetes(to prevent any drug interaction between your medication and fenugreek) or pregnant please consult your physician as fenugreek is believed to produced to uterus contractions.

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10 comments:

Vrinda said...

Nice remedy to improve digestion..will try,thanx for sharing....

Preeti Kashyap said...

I used to relieve gas and stomach aches by drinking the fenugreek seeds in water...mixing it with curds is new to me. Thanks!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice information.....thanks

Gulmohar said...

Great info..Thanks for sharing..

Renu said...

nice info...thx for sharing

Priya said...

I used to make a paste with fenugreek seeds and yogurt for the removing hair's dandruff..nice infos..

Katy ~ said...

Interesting about the uses of this herb. I have not seen it here in our market, but as I hope to mail order "exotic" ingredients, I think I shall order this as well. I think it would make a nice addition. Thanks!

Shri said...

Never knew all of this..Great info!

Anupama said...

Thanks for the great info that you are posting here. It is definitely good to know the facts :-)

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