|Country of Origin||India|
What Is Fenugreek?
Fenugreek is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. It’s of the pea family (Fabaceae) and also known as Greek hay (Trigonella foenum-graecum).
8 Fenugreek Benefits and Uses
1. Improves Digestive Problems and Cholesterol Levels
2. Reduces Inflammation Inside the Body
Fenugreek helps with inflammation within the body, such as:
infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin
3. Increases Libido in Men
Some fenugreek uses for men include treating hernias, erectile dysfunction and other male problems, such as baldness. That’s because fenugreek may increase sexual arousal and testosterone levels.
4. Promotes Milk Flow in Breastfeeding
Fenugreek also helps breastfeeding women who may experience low milk supply. Fenugreek can increase a woman’s breast milk supply because it acts as a galactagogue, which is a substance to increase milk supply. This stimulates the milk ducts and can increase milk production in as little as 24 hours.
5. Lowers Inflammation from Outside the Body
6. Adds Flavor and Spice to Food
7. Helps with Eating Disorders
Beyond enhancing flavor, fenugreek has been shown in increase appetite, which results in restorative and nutritive properties.