Fenugreek Benefits for Health and Skin

If you have been consuming fenugreek for a long time then a fragrant substance called sotolon enriched in fenugreek will make your sweat and urine smell like maple syrup. Pretty wild, isn’t it? If scented properties of fenugreek can do that, imagine what it can do for your health. Keep reading if you want to find out:

Health Benefits of Fenugreek:

1. Enhance Breastmilk Production

It is a well-known fact that the best source of nourishment for babies is mother’s milk. It consists of vitamins A, B-6, C, D, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein, and potassium, these are all the nutrients that are essential for a baby’s growth, they give protection against illnesses and assist in his/her physical and mental development. 

In many cases, it is seen that mother’s aren’t able to produce enough milk for their babies which hampers their weight gain, mental development and immune system. Fenugreek is a known home remedy for increasing milk production. Herbal teas with fenugreek seeds especially have been proven to be effective in this regards. 

2. Boosts Testosterone Levels in Men

Apart from affecting sexual function testosterone is a vital hormone that also impacts bone health, energy levels, temperament, and cerebral functions. Fenugreek is consumed by men who want to build their testosterone levels naturally. It contains compounds called furostanolic saponins, especially protodioscin, which improves testosterone production in our body.

3. Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar levels measure the concentration of glucose present in our blood and too much or too little blood glucose levels causes diabetes which can prove to be fatal if not controlled. Fenugreek seeds have many medicinal properties and one of them is helping in the regulation of diabetes. These seeds contain fibre and other minerals which slow down our carbohydrate and sugar absorption.

Fenugreek seeds also control our sugar usage and increase the insulin amount and are effective in controlling both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Fenugreek can be consumed in powdered form or can be boiled with water, that water helps normalize blood sugar levels. 

Skin Benefits of Fenugreek 

1. Exfoliates Skin

Our skin naturally sheds dead cells after every 30 days to let new cells take their place but sometimes dead cells aren’t removed completely which results in dry, patchy skin and clogged pores. This can be treated by exfoliating the skin, which is the process of removing dead cells from the skin by using exfoliation tools, granular components or any skin-friendly chemicals. 

Fenugreek seeds are powerful exfoliators and effective moisturizers that deeply clean the skin and keep it soft and an easy remedy that can help achieve that is by soaking fenugreek seeds overnight and turning it into a paste, apply the paste on your face, leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it away. 

Dry skin can be moisturized by adding curd and organic honey to a paste of fenugreek seeds leaving it on the face for 20 minutes and washing it off with a mild chemical-free face wash. 

2. Removes Dark Circles

Dark circles are one of the most common conditions that people face, especially youngsters. They aren’t a result of any underlying condition and is generally caused by lack of sleep, exhaustion, allergies genetic dark circles, rubbing of eyes, alcohol consumption or even too much exposure to sunlight. All of these tend to make skin dull and makes dark skin tissues and blood vessels visible, or in short, these things cause dark circles. 

These dark circles can be fought by soaking fenugreek seeds overnight, blending them into a paste and mixing raw milk, but before applying wash your face to rid your face of any dirt or oil. Apply the paste on the dark circle, let it dry and then wash with lukewarm water. 

References 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fenugreek#testosterone

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