The Amazing Benefits Of Fenugreek Seeds


Fenugreek is a herb whose leaves and seeds have been used since millennia. Fenugreek, commonly referred as ‘Methi’ in Hindi, ‘Menthulu‘ in Telugu, ‘Vendhayam‘ in Tamil, ‘Uluva‘ in Malayalam, ‘Menthe‘ in Kannada, ‘Meth‘ in Punjabi, ‘Methi Dane‘ in Marathi and ‘Methi‘ in Bengali, has made a permanent place for itself in many households. Traditionally, fenugreek seeds have been used as a condiment to promote better health and as a potent hair potion. But recent research indicates that they can do much more than that. From adding flavor to dishes and controlling diabetes to inducing labor, fenugreek seeds have had diverse benefits for your skin, hair, and health.

What Fenugreek Seeds Can Do For You

Skin Benefits

Have Anti-Aging Effects
Cure Acne
Moisturize Skin

Hair Benefits

Prevent Hair Loss
Add Shine
Fight Dandruff
Prevent Premature Graying

Health Benefits

Help Control Diabetes
Prevent Heart Attacks
Help Prevent Cancer
Alleviate Menstrual Cramps
Improve Breast Milk Production
Reduce Cholesterol
Help Reduce Pain Due To Arthritis
Aid Digestion
Help with Weight Loss
Improve Kidney Function
Protect The Liver

Skin Benefits

1. Have Anti-Aging Effects

Fenugreek seeds can have surprising benefits for your skin, including eliminating the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

What You Need

1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds soaked overnight
1 tablespoon plain yogurt

What You Need To Do

Blend the fenugreek seeds and yogurt till a smooth paste is formed.
Apply this paste on your face.
Keep it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Why Does It Work

Germinated fenugreek seeds show a significant amount of antioxidant activity and fight the free radicals that accelerate the process of aging (1).

Yogurt has lactic acid that gently exfoliates your skin (2). It also leaves your skin feeling smoother and softer.

2. Cure Acne

Those who are suffering from acne can give fenugreek seeds a try because they are very effective in getting rid of acne.

What You Need

4 tablespoons fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in water

4 cups water

What You Need To Do

Add the fenugreek seeds to water and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain the water and let it cool.
Using a cotton wool, dab the water onto your face twice a day. Store the excess in the refrigerator.

Why Does It Work

Fenugreek has a compound named diosgenin that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties (3). This helps fenugreek fight against acne.

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3. Moisturize Skin

Fenugreek seeds can help moisturize and nourish your skin and remove all traces of dryness.

What You Need

1 teaspoon fenugreek seed powder
1 tablespoon water
What You Need To Do

Mix fenugreek powder and water to make a smooth paste.
Using a cotton ball, apply the paste all over your face.
Keep it on for half an hour. Rinse with water.

Why Does It Work

Fenugreek seeds prevent your skin from getting coarse or dry. The slippery texture moisturizes your skin (4).

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