Herbal Information For You 

Home Conditions Herbs A to Z About Us Safety Precautions



 

 

 

FENUGREEK

Fenugreek has been used for many thousands of years as an herbal remedy. Charred fenugreek seeds have been recovered from settlements dating back to 4000 BC and from the Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamen as well.

Fenugreek is an intestinal lubricant and is healing for sores and ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It is used as a poultice for wounds and inflammations. It helps expel mucous for the sinuses and prevents migraine headaches.

Fenugreek has been found to help increase libido and lessen the effect of hot flashes and mood fluctuations that are common to menopause and PMS. In India and China it has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux. Fenugreek also has a long history of use for the treatment of reproductive disorders, to induce labor, to treat hormonal disorders, and to reduce menstrual pain. It enhances milk production in nursing mothers. It is also used for beast enhancement.

Recent studies have shown that Fenugreek helps lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and may be an effective in the treatment of diabetes. Fenugreek is also being studied for its cardiovascular benefits. It is also used for weight control.

 CAUTION: Fenugreek use during pregnancy is not recommended since it has the potential to induce labor.

 

 



 


Search by Herbs