Methi (Fenugreek)(Trigonella foenum-graecum ) It is available in the markets as seeds, fresh green vegetable, extract of seeds in capsule form.

  1. Helps to lower Blood Sugar.
  2. Helps manage diabetes.
  3. Helps reduce cholesterol in blood.
  4. Reduces inflammation, helps treat arthritis, gout, backache and other aches.
  5. Helps reduce anemia.
  6. Purifies the blood.
  7. Helps in managing weight and is the herb of choice by dieticians and slimming centres.
  8. Detoxifies the body.
  9. Invigorates and nourishes the body. Helps reduce fatigue.
  10. Slows down the ageing process and acts as a rejuvenator.
  11. Helps prevent memory loss.
  12. Promotes good digestion.
  13. Helps in reducing abdominal pain.
  14. Helps relieve complaints of Indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, peptic ulcers and colic.
  15. Methi has high fibre content. Seeds and leaves both help the peristaltic movement and in regulating the bowel.
  16. Helps tone up stomach and to reduce acidity.
  17. Tends to help pull in the stomach especially in those cases where there is a loosening of the alimentary canal. It will however not tone the abdominal muscles which the patient will need to work on. Loosening of the stomach happens in cases with hyperacidity and related problems.
  18. Reduces mucous from the entire body including nasal passage, chest, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and female sexual organ.
  19. Helps improve liver function.
  20. Helpful in Asthma and Bronchitis.
  21. Increases milk in lactating women.
  22. Reduces menstrual cramps.
  23. Believed to help in increasing Breast size.
  24. Acts as an Aphrodisiac for both sexes.
  25. Helps in controlling premature ejaculation especially in combination with other Ayurvedic preparations.
  26. Helps promote hair growth in both men and women.
  27. Herbal tea of Methi seeds helps reduce fevers and sore throat.
  28. Used as an external application to reduce swelling, sprain, burns, etc.
  29. Used as a beauty aid. Leaves along with Haldi (turmeric) powder are used as a face mask for pimples and black heads.
  30. Paste of fenugreek leaves mixed with a little boiled milk is used as a face mask to reduce and delay wrinkles and lines as well as to look younger.
  31. A paste of fenugreek leaves mixed with a little vinegar is used to treat dandruff.
  32. Paste of Methi leaves along with a little coconut water or coconut oil applied on the scalp helps in delaying premature graying and against hair loss.
  33. Traditionally used for slimming. Half a teaspoon of Methi seeds should be soaked in a glass of water overnight. Should be taken early in the morning. The seeds should be chewed or can even be swallowed whole.
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