Fenugreek is an annual plant with light green leaves widely used in the Indian subcontinent.
Fenugreek is quite interesting, as it may be used for three special purposes. The leaves can be dried and used as herbs, fenugreek seeds can be grinded into a spice, and the plant itself can be used as a vegetable such as sprouts and microgreens.
Another thing that makes it very important, because there are healthy attributes in all of those plant parts that may improve your health
Listed below are outstanding uses of fenugreek seed
Benefits of Fenugreek Seed
- Improves Digestive problems and cholesterol levels
- Promotes milk flow during breast feeding
- Minimizes symptoms of menopause
- Reduces menstrual discomfort
- Lowers internal and external inflammation
- Increase libido in men
- Reduces cardiovascular risks
- Treats kidney problem
- Prevents colon cancer
- Improves exercise performance
How to Use Fenugreek Seed and Dosage
As a general supplement, take two capsules per day with food and water.
If you want to take fenugreek to increase milk production (as a lactating mother), you can take up to 3500 milligrams every day (about 2-3 standard capsules 3 times per day).
Safety and Side Effects
Fenugreek MAY cause few side effect when taken taken by mouth such as gas, bloating and diarrhea. Fenugreek also can cause irritation when applied directly to the skin, so always test the area first.
It has an history of inducing childbirth, so it should not be taken during pregnancy.
People on blood thinning drugs or with bleeding disorders should also avoid taking fenugreek seed