Fenugreek in Ayurveda

fenugreek-seeds-whole-1Fenugreek is a kitchen herb that has antioxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. These are five simple Ayurvedic tips using fenugreek.

Enhancing breast milk

Add 3 grams of fenugreek seeds when preparing your tea.

Reducing menstruation pain

Add 5 grams of fenugreek seeds to a cup of tea. Consume three times a day for the first 3 days of the period for two consecutive cycles.

Reducing blood glucose level

Soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds overnight using a half cup of water. The following morning consume the water along with the seeds.

Hair care

Make a paste from fresh fenugreek seeds or leaves. Apply the paste over the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Afterward wash your scalp with lukewarm water. This method has proven to act as hair conditioner, hair strengthener and in reducing dandruff.

Treating fever

Put 2 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds with half a teaspoon of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of honey into a cup of tea.

Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD

Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.

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