Fenugreek: The Greek way of life

Plants are a necessary part of our appetite. Throughout the history, humanity has used plants to fill up the stomach and cure ailments. Our bellies are still filled by eating plants and we still use plants to cure our diseases. Fenugreek is a plant grown in semiarid environments worldwide.

In central and southern parts of Asia, dishes usually contain fenugreek. The Rajasthan state makes India one of the top exporters of fenugreek. It has been cultivated around four-thousand BC till date. You will not be one of the first humans to eat.

What is fenugreek?  

It is a plant. The leaves and seeds are used in cooking. Like all other edible plants, it is known to be tasty. That is why; It is extensively eaten as food in Asia. The seeds and leaves of the fenugreek attract humans with their strong, attractive aroma. From history, we come to know that fenugreek was used for flavoring wine by Romans. Romans also used fenugreek to lower the labor pain of pregnant females. The medical conditions such as swelling and weakness in the leg were also cured by it. In addition, fenugreek for a long time has been used for medical conditions.

Taste of fenugreek:

Being an annual herb, Its sure to have good taste. Slightly sweet flavor of fenugreek is unique. The nutty flavor makes it edible. A cross of flavor between celery and maple can describe the taste of fenugreek. Often, we find the seeds in curry powders.

Health benefits of fenugreek:

Due to the limited research on fenugreek, we are not scientifically very sure about the benefits. However, the use and its effects for betterment around the world prove its effectiveness.

For diabetes:

One of the most horrendous diseases of the modern age is diabetes. Many Pharmaceutical companies are coming up with new possible solutions of diabetes. However, it is found effective to solve the problem of diabetes. Using twice a day lowers sugar in urine. Type one and type two patients of diabetes should use fenugreek to live a diabetes-free life.

For dysmenorrhea:

Pain during the menstruation can be lowered by using this herb. The need of medicines to lower the pain is also observed using this herb. Measured amount of fenugreek taken thrice daily can reduce the pain in females.

For heartburn:

Using fenugreek can comprehensively control the heartburn. Taking fenugreek before two meals can decrease the heartburn pain. It may become one of the favorite foods for heartburn patients because of its unique taste.

For exercise performance:

According to a research by Indus Biotech India, bench press and leg performance in men is increased by taking fenugreek daily over two months. Indus Biotech Private Limited, Pune, India claims the same results of fenugreek on male exercise performance.

For high cholesterol:

Cholesterol levels are lowered by using. Low-density lipoprotein levels decrease with the use. It is a blessing that fenugreek can even cure high cholesterol levels.

Male infertility:

Male testosterone levels significantly increase with the use of fenugreek seeds. Some studies also show the increased libido in men with this herb.  A two months study on young men proved the effectiveness on the male fertility. Sexual function and libido is increased with the use. Sperm count increases with the continuous use. Many herbal and Ayurvedic medicines incorporate fenugreek for the increase in male sex drive and male fertility.

For weight loss:

Fenugreek has many fibers, creating the fullness feeling in obese people. Fenugreek limits the hunger and causes weight loss.