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  • Recent scientific research has found that fenugreek can help reduce cholesterol in the blood.
  • It is used to treat diabetes in adults.
  • It can be helpful as a herbal remedy to minimize the symptoms of menopause and it is thought to be helpful for painful PMS.
  • Fenugreek has been used for loss of appetite and anorexia. It can improve digestion, treat halitosis and relieve diarrhea and miner stomach aches.

The Herb Fenugreek
(Trigonella foenum-graecum )

  • It has a reputation for enlarging breast tissue and is widely used in natural breast enhancement products. Fenugreek seeds contain compounds like diosgenin and other plant phyto-estrogens which are thought to promote breast growth in women. However there is no scientific proof that can confirm that fenugreek can enlarge breast tissue and more studies are needed.
  • Fenugreek seeds contain hormone precursors that can increase milk production in nursing mothers and it is widely used for insufficient lactation.
  • Because of the high mucilage content found in the fenugreek seeds it is considered a useful herb for diarrhea. The seeds husks absorb water resulting in bulkier stool.
  • It has been used through the ages to increase sexual desire both in men and women and has been used for premature ejaculation.
  • The seeds of Fenugreek contain choline which may be helpful for memory loss and to slow down the aging process.
  • Is has been used to treat bronchitis and asthma. It is also considered a good herbal remedy for sore throat and coughs.
  • It has been used as an herb to promote hair growth both in women and men.
  • Fenugreek has been used for skin irritation, such as ulcers, boils, eczema, dandruff and cellulite.
Fenugreek herb tea is a very beneficial tea made of fenugreek seeds. It is important to use whose seeds because ground ones do not have all the important nutrients. Fenugreek seeds and ready-made tea are available in health food stores and bigger supermarkets.

How to make the tea
This tea is very simple to make. It requires approximately one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds per cup. The water is heated until it boils and then the seeds are added and left to boil for 10 to 15 minutes. The liquid should then be poured through a fine strainer to separate the seeds, and the tea is ready.

Fenugreek tea smells and tastes much like maple syrup, and it can be enjoyed both hot and cold.

Fenugreek tea benefits
One of the major health benefits of fenugreek tea is its ability to control blood sugar levels by lowering the rate of sugar’s absorption in the body. Because of this property, fenugreek tea is recommended for people who have diabetes or hypoglycemia, but it is very important to consult a doctor first, because the tea can increase the action of medications prescribed for those conditions. The same goes for people who take medications for cholesterol or high blood pressure.

A side effect of consuming even small amounts of fenugreek (even as just an infusion in water) is a maple syrup or curry smell in the eater's sweat and urine which is caused by the potent aroma compound sotolone. Fenugreek is frequently used in the production of flavoring for artificial syrups. The taste of toasted fenugreek is additionally based on substituted pyrazines, as is cumin. By itself, it has a somewhat bitter taste.

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