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Fenugreek or Fenugreek: medicinal properties and uses

The Fenugreek or fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum graecum ) is a legume (such as beans or beans , lentils and chickpeas ), although it is often confused with cereal. It is an annual plant native to Asia, being a plant widely used in the gastronomy of Asian countries.

From Fenugreek we can use both the leaves and the seeds, from which flour can also be made. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads and other cold dishes or cooked like any other green leaf in hot dishes. The leaves and seeds can also be used externally applied in the form of a poultice. Egyptian bread is made with the flour and is also used as a spice. The seeds can be germinated.

The nutritional value of Fenugreek or Fenugreek is very beneficial, since it provides us with Vitamins A, group B and C, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese, magnesium, sodium, selenium and iron, mucilage and fiber.

Fenugreek has traditionally been used for its nutritional and medicinal properties, as it helps to lose weight, control diabetes and even prevent hair loss, but these legumes bring us many more benefits to our health, let’s get to know them.

PHENOGRECO SEEDS Properties and uses of Fenugreek or Fenugreek (trigonella foenum graecum)

Fenugreek or Fenugreek has antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, tonic, expectorant, hepatoprotective, diaphoretic and laxative properties.

Fight anemia

Helps eliminate toxins from our body

Improves the functioning of the immune system

It is anticoagulant blood

It is a digestive food

Promotes hair growth

Fenugreek takes care of the liver

Stimulates the production of breast milk

Fenugreek improves gingivitis

Reduce accumulated fats

Helps to lose weight , so it is recommended in weight loss diets

Regulates blood sugar levels

Helps reduce harmful cholesterol (LDL)

Improves skin conditions

It helps us avoid the formation of stones or grit in the kidneys

Due to its content in phytoestrogens, Fenugreek helps to relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with menopause.

Due to its expectorant properties, it improves cases of colds, pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, etc.

PHENOGRECO LEAVES  How to consume Fenugreek or Fenugreek

The leaves can be consumed like any other green leaf: in salads or cooked in stews, purees, lasagna, etc.

The seeds can be consumed by cooking them like rice. Besides the seeds you can make flour . They can also be used to make a drink or vegetable milk.

Another way to consume Fenugreek is by making an infusion with its seeds or fresh or dried leaves. This infusion will relieve sinusitis, stomach pain, heartburn, gas and poor digestion, bad breath (halitosis), gastrointestinal inflammations, etc. In the case of sores in the mouth, gingivitis or sore throat, gargle with the infusion and then spit it out.

In case of skin burns, Fenugreek leaves put as a poultice help to relieve them.

To improve hair growth, it is recommended to incorporate the leaves and seeds into the usual diet or also make an infusion with the seeds and apply giving an energetic massage on the scalp.

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