Fenugreek and Your Health

Fenugreek is a spice that is widely used in curries, being an essential spice in five-spice powder and in curry powders.

But as well as adding flavour to curries, fenugreek also has medicinal applications.

A quick survey of the Internet finds that fenugreek is used to treat diabetes (type 2), high cholesterol, inflammation, indigestion, skin disorders, ulcers, menstrual aches, colds and sore throats.

In addition, fenugreek is used to induce labour and stimulate breast milk production.

Other, non-medicinal, uses of fenugreek include its use for weight control and for enlarging breasts.

As with all medicines, you should talk to your doctor before starting a new treatment. Fenugreek is definitely not recommended for pregnant women and your doctor should have the latest information available.

But using fenugreek in your curries is probably safe, as well as being tasty.

You can find out more about the health benefits of fenugreek from the Internet. The following are some links that you can start from.

Fenugreek

Therapeutic applications of Fenugreek

Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek for Health

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