Methi is an indian name for Fenugreek seeds. In ayurveda, methi is considered as the cure for most of the diseases. Also, an indian household cannot do without fenugreek seeds and is included in most of the indian preparations like paranthas, dal, sambhar or kadi etc.
Many people are unaware of the medicinal properties of fenugreek seeds that can do wonders to our health.
Nutritional Value of Fenugreek seeds (Methi):
- Dietary Fiber: 98%
- Protein: 46%
- Calories: 16%
- Total Carbohydrate: 19%
- Iron: 186%
- Copper: 56%
- Magnesium: 48%
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Following is the list of few benefits we get from benefits:
- Helps in Weight Loss
Fenugreek seeds are rich source of natural fibres and minerals. When eaten they make your stomach full and improve your appetite, thereby reducing weight.Since the seeds are bitter in taste, therefore we can soak them in water overnight and have the first thing early in the morning.
- Cure fever and throat soreness
One can try fenugreek seeds to control fevel and soreness of throat also. For this, just add little lemon and honey to the seeds and eat them. The fenugreek has a component called mucilage which has soothing effects on throat so it cures throat soreness also the same time.
- Best to cure blood sugar
Those suffering with high blood sugar problems, must include fenugreek seeds in their diet. The fenugreek seeds have high amount of amino acids which promote insulin discharge in the pancreas. The seeds also contain a natural soluble fibre called galactomannan which slows down the rate of absorption of sugar into blood. This reduces the glucose levels in the body and cures blood sugar.
- Good for stomach and aids digestion
For better bowel movements, consume fenugreek seeds as it prevents heart burns and digestive problems. As fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it removes toxins out of body and aids digestion. If suffering with chronic digestion problem, then drink fenugreek decoction early in the morning.
- For a beautiful skin
You can make a pack of fenugreek seeds with water and apply on skin. This can reduce wrinkles and dark spots from the skin and keep your skin pimple free. Also Read: Tips for beautiful skin
- Methi can be used as a hair pack also. For this soak few seeds overnight in water and grind and make a paste of this, and then apply on hair. This pack will brink shine to hair and aids in hair growth. Also Read: Tips for long hair