Fenugreek is a plant that is commonly used as a spice in cooking and as a traditional herbal remedy. Some potential benefits of consuming fenugreek may include:
Improved digestion: Fenugreek is high in fiber, which can help promote regular bowel movements and improve digestive health.
Lower blood sugar levels: Fenugreek has been shown to have blood sugar-lowering effects and may be beneficial for people with diabetes.
Increased milk production: Fenugreek is often used as a galactagogue, meaning it may help increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers.
Improved heart health: Fenugreek contains compounds that may help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
Reduced inflammation: Fenugreek has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Bring water to a boil. While the water is heating, measure your fenugreek seeds. For a perfect cup of tea, use three teaspoons of fenugreek for every one cup (8 ounces) of water.
When the water is boiling, add the seeds and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the tea to simmer for at least three minutes.
Now, the water should be a golden yellow color. Take the pot off the stove and strain the hot tea into a waiting mug or basin using a mesh sieve or filter to catch the seeds. Add honey if desired and enjoy!
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.