Fenugreek is truly a wonder spice that is widely used in Indian kitchens in different recipes like curries, daals and vegetarian dishes. Although the seeds and leaves of this plant are used as a culinary herb, it is also known to cure many health problems, and is an antidote for most hair and skin concerns. This is because methi is rich in medicinal properties. Its constituents include protein, vitamin C, fibre, iron, potassium, lysine, L-tryptophan and alkaloids. Most of the remedies using fenugreek consist of using it in tea form- which can be used topically or consumed.
Here is a recipe for fenugreek tea: Things you need: You only need 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds for 1 cup water
Method: lightly crush the fenugreek seeds with mortar pestle. Put it in boiling water and let it steep for 15 minutes. Consume or use for remedies. If you have to consume it, you can add a sweetener of your choice.
Here Are The Top Remedies Using Fenugreek Seeds:
Remedy 1: Soak the fenugreek seeds in the water for 24 hours,Strain and use the water to rinse hair. Do not wash the hair immediately. Let this water be there for at least 3 hours, after that wash your hair with lukewarm water (never use hot water on your hair). Repeat this daily for at a month to see your hair gaining strength and volume.
Remedy 2: Make the 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in mixer and grind them as powder. Now take the powder in a bowl and add the 1 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil to it. Mix the both ingredients well and apply this paste on the hair loss and hair damaged area. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Then washed it off with the mild shampoo.
Soak 2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds in lukewarm water overnight and grind it to a paste form the next morning. Add 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel to it and use it as a face mask. Use this regularly for visible results.
As fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. In some cases, fenugreek tea is used to relieve indigestion and stomach pain. You can even drink fenugreek decoction early in the morning to deal with constipation.
Fenugreek seeds are analgesic in nature and help with easier contractions of the uterus. This treatment should be done three days before the start of periods and continued for the entire course of the periods.
How to use: Take a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and have them with a glass of warm water the first thing in the morning.
Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of steroidal saponins that help reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol coming in through the fat-rich foods we eat. Besides, researchers also speculate that these saponins may have a role to play in reducing the body’s production of cholesterol.
How to use: Dry roast a tablespoon of methi seeds until they turn brown. Allow it to cool and then powder it. Now add one teaspoon of this powder to a glass of hot water and have this mixture once a day. Alternatively you could also sprinkle a little of this powder as you cook your meals.
Remedy 1: Take about 1 cup of fenugreek seeds in water. Leave them soaked in the water overnight. Filter the seeds from the water in the morning. Chew the wet seeds on an empty stomach.
Remedy 2: Take a clean and thin piece of cloth and soak it in water. Place fenugreek seeds in the moist cloth and press them with a stone/heavy utensil. Leave it for three nights. Remove the stone/heavy utensil. Let the sprouts grow to a decent length before you consume them.
Remedy 3: consume fenugreek tea regularly in the morning for weight loss and proper metabolism.
Remedy 1: You can get fenugreek in liquid herbal extract form or use fenugreek oil and massage your breasts in a circular motion until your skin absorbs the oil completely. This will improve blood circulation. Be sure to massage your breasts daily for about 4 months to see an increase in your cup size.
To make fenugreek powder, dry roast and then grind fenugreek seeds. Mix one-fourth cup of fenugreek powder with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the breasts and massage gently. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water. You can also make fenugreek tea and drink it for great results.
Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek (methi) seeds in water overnight. Grind into a fine paste in the morning, apply on the scalp and leave for half an hour. Wash off, preferably with a soap-nut (ritha) solution. Use the water in which the seeds were soaked as an after-shower hair tonic. Follow this regimen twice a week for the first two weeks and once a week for another two weeks.