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Fenugreek – The Ancient Herb with Incredible Healing Properties

The most powerful aphrodisiac that ever existed, a great hair-growth stimulant, or a strong diabetes fighter?

Fenugreek’s list of therapeutic properties is long. And you’ll be happy you stumbled across this article. But don’t take my word for it & see for yourself why exactly is that.

Long time ago, the Arabs, Indians and even Egyptians discovered the fenugreek and they became aware of the healing secrets of this herb. All too well.

They knew that if they consumed this herb daily, for several weeks, then their libido levels would greatly increase; however, fenugreek is much more than a simple aphrodisiac.

The Egyptian doctors greatly valued the fenugreek for its ability to help wounded soldiers make a faster recovery, and because it helped the elderly maintain their youth and vigor.

Fenugreek, a Therapeutic Mystery

Its properties qualify it as the go-to remedy for a wide array of disorders, considering that it is rich in:

  • iron and selenium
  • viscous fiber (27% of the composition) and protein (25%)
  • choline and vitamin A, as well as biotin, inositol, lecithin, and vitamins B1, C and D
  • amino acids: arginine, histidine, leucine and lysine

And its unique combination of substances makes it a powerful ally in maintaining your overall health.

1. Fight Diabetes and Regulates Glycaemia

Three separate studies conducted by researchers at the National University in Singapore, the McMaster University in Canada and Harvard all revealed that at least 5 grams a day of fenugreek powder are enough to drop high glyceamia levels in diabetic patients.

Studies have also showed that another amino acid inside fenugreek – called 4 hydroxyisoleucine – stimulates the production of insulin.

We can include it in our diet as spices or nutritional supplements; fenugreek tea should also be indispensable in our diet if we want to benefit from the following therapeutic properties.

Other studies have confirmed the hypoglycemic action of the fenugreek, as well as its role in lowering your cholesterol, thanks to its high content in fiber, cellulose and lignin. 

How to consume it if you have Type II insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

The treatment lasts for up to 12 months. And you should begin consuming the combined fenugreek infusion gradually.

***How to make the combined fenugreek infusion

Soak 1-2 teaspoons of fenugreek seed powder in half a cup of water, from evening to morning. Filter it in the morning.

Set the macerate aside, and then boil the remaining powder in half a cup of water. Then let it cool for 20 minutes. Filter it again and then combine the two liquid extracts and drink three cups a day, 15 minutes before meals.***

During the first week, drink only one cup of combined fenugreek infusion/day. In the second week, drink two mugs a day, and only in the third week you get to drink three mugs of infusion daily.

This grading of treatment should be correlated with regular daily glucose control and with special medical guidance. That’s because fenugreek is a strong hypoglycemic that will make your body require a gradual reduction in insulin doses.

How to consume it if you have Type I non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

For up to 3-6 months, take 4 teaspoons of fenugreek powder/a day. Also make sure to check your blood glucose levels during the treatment, every two weeks, just so you can record your progress and ask your doctor to adjust the rest of the hypoglycemic medication.

How to consume it if you have Type I diabetes (juvenile)

Drink two mugs of infused fenugreek seeds a day, for six months with one pause month in between.

Related: Diabetes: Prevention VS Treatment


2. Stimulates Lactation

The fenugreek seeds are lactogenic, meaning that they stimulate lactation. In fact, studies have shown that they actually help increase the production breastmilk in new moms within 24-72 hours.

So how much fenugreek should you consume? Well, the usual dose is 1-4 capsules (580-610 mg) 3-4 times a day.

Alternatively, you can fill up a cup of filtered tea three times a day (infuse 1/4 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in one cup of water, for 10 minutes). Or you can consume two mugs of warm milk in which you add half a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and dill (the dill enhances the potency of fenugreek).

However, I need to issue a warning: don’t use fenugreek during pregnancy, since it can make you bleed and lose the pregnancy.


3. Accelerating Hair Growth

Externally:

If you’re suffering from hair loss, then simply mix two tablespoons of fenugreek powder with plain yoghurt. Apply the resulting and deeply nourishing paste directly onto the scalp and leave it on for an hour. Then wash it off with an herbal shampoo.

Repeat the process at least 2-3 times each week, until you see the desired results.

Internally:

Take one tablespoon of fenugreek powder daily, for three months. You’ll discover that thanks to its powerful mineralizing effect and vitaminizing effect, your hair and nails will grow stronger and more resistant against breakage.

Related: [Q & A Session] How to Spot The Top 4 Hidden Hair Loss Triggers


So how do you like fenugreek now?

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To your health!

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