Fenugreek benefits

Medicinal Properties:

In both laboratory studies on animals and clinical research involving people with type1 or type 2 diabetes, fenugreek has significantly lowered blood sugar, thanks to some six different phytochemical compounds. That's good news for anyone whose pancreas doesn't secrete enough natural insulin (type 1 diabetes) or anyone whose body tissue just doesn't seem to use insulin efficiently enough to metabolize carbohydrates and sugars (type 2 diabetes). In one study, urinary excretion of glucose plummeted 54 percent after a group of people with type 1 diabetes began to take 50 grams of defatted fenugreek seed powder twice a day. Their fasting blood sugar, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and blood triglyceride levels also dropped notably. In another experiment involving people with type 2 diabetes, 15 grams of powdered fenugreek seeds markedly lowered after-meal blood sugar readings.

Fenugreek benefitsThe plant is a decent source of mucilage, a soluble fiber that both absorbs water, thus helping to relieve diarrhea, and softens the stool, thus easing constipation. Mucilage also improves blood cholesterol. In addition, fenugreek contains precursors of phytoestrogens (plant world equivalents of human female hormones), including diosgenin. Chemists often create synthetic estrogens from such materials. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that diosgenin increases milk flow.

According to some anecdotal evidence, it also may help enlarge a woman's breasts and ease menopause-related problems.

 
 
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