Fenugreek seeds are loaded with health-benefiting properties. Its seeds and leaves have been used as a culinary ingredient and as an ingredient in folk medicine since long before. Fenugreek seeds are commonly known as ‘METHI’ in Hindi. Methi is a source of some essential nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, biotin, B vitamins, soluble and insoluble fibers. Methi seeds and leaves both are heavenly aromatic and distinctly flavorful, thus used in many products such as soaps, beauty products, teas, garam masala, and many more!
Regular consumption of fenugreek seeds helps in lowering total cholesterol. Seeds contain compounds that inhibit both cholesterol absorption in the intestines and cholesterol production by the liver. Methi reduces LDL AND triglyceride levels in the blood while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol levels.
Compliments Diet for Weight Loss
As methi seeds are rich with fibers, it helps in curbing your appetite and leaves your tummy feeling full for a longer period, which helps control overeating. Methi boosts metabolism and creates heat in the body which in turn naturally helps to burn extra fat.
Helps to Control Diabetes
Properties of fenugreek such as soluble fiber help in reducing the absorption of carbohydrates and slows down digestion which is in a way effective in treating people with diabetes. methi increases the release of insulin in a body that regulates the glucose in the blood.
Helps increasing milk production in breastfeeding mother
Methi seeds help stimulate breast milk production and ease the flow. Practitioners of traditional medicine have always recommended “Methi ke laddu” for the mother who is breastfeeding. Sometimes due to stress or fatigue the milk supply might decrease, consuming methi can be an effective way to boost it.
Improves Kidney Health
Fenugreek seeds protect against the development of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Drinking methi tea can ensure well-oxygenated blood circulation which in turn helps to maintain better kidney health. Fenugreek supplementation can even play role in preventing diabetic kidney disease.
Ultimate Skin Care
Methi seeds can be used in different ways on your skin. Such as can be used as a skin cleanser, toner, and exfoliator, etc. Vitamin C in fenugreek gives skin a natural radiant glow. It does wonders to hair as well such as helping in removing dandruff, making it look shiny, and even preventing hair loss.
There are many ways one can use fenugreek seeds, can be soaked overnight in water or can be used generously in cooking or can make powder of methi and many others!
Though there are various benefits of methi, doesn’t mean you should just grab some from a nearby store. The benefits stated above majorly lies in the quality of seeds. Organic fenugreek seeds are free from harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms. Organic products ensure that precise methods were chosen while producing them which helps reduce pollution.