Fenugreek supplements

Prescription Counterparts:

Although you should not discard your insulin or other medications to regulate blood sugar, you could consider fenugreek. It appears to be at least as safe as, if not quite as effective as, its synthetic prescription counterparts.

Fenugreek supplements Dosage Options:

Studies that have shown fenugreek to be helpful have used extracts of defatted fenugreek seed powder. Specifically, twice-daily dosages were given to people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes in total daily amounts of 1 and 1/2 to 2 grams for every 2.2 pounds of body weight. Use only under the guidance of a physician (see "Side effects").

Fenugreek supplementsIf you don't have diabetes, a typical dosage is 620 milligrams of a standardized extract two or three times a day or a tea made by steeping 1 tablespoon of mashed seeds in a cup of hot water at least once a day. (You can gargle with the tea as well.) You also may eat 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fenugreek seeds, sprouted or unsprouted, every day. For external inflammation or other skin problems, soak 10 teaspoons of powdered seeds in hot water, make a poultice, and apply as often as desired.

 

 
 
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