Fenugreek seeds (Methi daana) for good health



Fenugreek seeds Generally known as methi daana is widely popular in North and south of India. Many vide variety of health problems can be solved by Meethi daana .Countries like Egypt, Greece, Italy and South Africa use this in many medicines .Our ancestor introduced it in our kitchen so that a person remain healthy itself. If you look at any masala which is found in Indian kitchen be it cumin seeds, haldi(Turmeric powder),rie (mustard seeds),salt almost all of these are found to have one or other health benefits around them. As now dietary habits of people are changing we avoid rai(mustard seeds) or methi daana in our dishes and add other variety of mix masala available in the market. Whenever any health problem arises we simply go to the chemist shop and get medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Therefore all MNC’s started manufacturing methi daana capsules .

Benefits

Methi daana cure problems like Constipation, Indigestion, asthma, bronchitis, Male impotency,chalestrol problem etc. It is also used to, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, cure skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux etc. All women used fenugreek to reduce menstrual pain, reproductive disorder and even used it while delivering babies for easy delivery. Various studies are now being conducted by the scientist to research more on its benefits.
In olden days when cement was not discovered then to make their palaces or houses people used chuna along with methi with that they added jaggery and sun and grinded them over. This made their houses strong for a long time.

Below are some of methi daana remedies which can be used to treat below mentioned problem:-

For arthritis-If you gulp a tea spoon of methi daana in morning and evening with water than you will never have arthritis, paralysis, blood pressure problem your entire life.
Obesity-Methi daana increases metabolism and reduces cholesterol problem. Methi daana helps in increasing and decreasing your weight as well.

Constipation-Constipation gives birth to many diseases itself. Having methi daana in morning and evening solves constipation problems. Methi daana doubles its growth when reaches your stomach and like a room sweeps away all the dirt from your intestine. Due to its property of not sticking into the intestine it act as a roughage and give rest to your intestine.

For Insomnia- Methi daana is a boon for people who suffers from sleeping disorder and are awake whole night. These people should involve methi daana in all their food .Preparation like dahi methi,methi daal,papad methi and other things comprising of methi daana should be eaten on ever day basis to get rid of this problem.

Skin Inflammation-In problems like boils, burns, eczema, and gout one can use the following remedy. Grind one spoon of fenugreek in powder and mix it with warm water. Take a clean cloth and soak it into the mixture. Apply this cloth directly onto the affected area.

Increasing milk production in a mother

Eating methi daana can increase the milk production of a mother with in one day only. Having 500mg of fenugreek seeds three times a day can increase the milk of a mother. Also it helps women increasing their breast size as well.

For Those whose brother or husband have Pan or tamakhu eating habits.

Take Methi daana and keep it in salted water for whole night. Take out methi daana in the morning and squeeze a lemon on to it. Whenever person feel like having pan or tamakhu ask the person to keep methi daana in his mouth instead. Slowly tamakhu habit will go away .Having methi daana will increase the person eye sight as well and get relieved from gastric problem too. Person will start feeling more healthy and rejuvenated and most important thing is that the person will get rid of all the diseases which occur due to tamakhu consumption.
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  2. Hey Anamika! I didn't know methi is good for weight management! Just recently I sowed methi dana in old pots & it germinated into fresh lovely methi plants which we use in our kitchen! BTW should I use methi dana or methi leaves for weight management?Uzma

  3. wow u r so much into gardenign UZMA..share some pics of your pots..it would be lovely to share the here.Meethi daana is good for weight management.

  4. Anamika, its very small chotu plants that I have, not a big garden! I'm feeling shy to share it! But on your advice I made sure I have aloe vera plant!Uzma

  5. hehehe..alrightSmile

  6. Do we need to soak the methi dana for taking it or have it as it is???

  7. sanjeev says:

    hi..i have lot of tummy..im working out hard n joined som tummy tukking therapy..but not getting gud result Frown sombdy suggest me to drink meethi water two tyms.. Confused i jus want to knw does it going to help me to reduce my tummy fat ? Beat Up

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  9. vry nice post anamika… thnx keep staying wid us..

  10. h! i have started taking methi dana soaked in water in the morning and evening. i am just wondering if i need to chew them or can i just swallow them! they are quite bitter!

  11. What is fenugreek?

    The use of fenugreek in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

    Fenugreek is also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, Greek hay seed, and bird’s foot.

    Fenugreek is a commonly used flavoring agent and food product. Fenugreek is also available as an herbal supplement. The information contained in this leaflet refers to the use of fenugreek as an herbal supplement. When used as a food product, the benefits and potential side effects of fenugreek may be less pronounced than when it is used as an herbal supplement.

    Fenugreek has been used orally for loss of appetite and stomach complaints. Fenugreek has also been used topically (on the skin) to treat inflammation, boils, wounds, and eczema.

    Fenugreek has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of fenugreek may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

    Fenugreek may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.
    What is the most important information I should know about fenugreek?

    Fenugreek is a commonly used flavoring agent and food product. Fenugreek is also available as an herbal supplement. The information contained in this leaflet refers to the use of fenugreek as an herbal supplement. When used as a food product, the benefits and potential side effects of fenugreek may be less pronounced than when it is used as an herbal supplement.
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    Do not take fenugreek without first talking to your doctor if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or diabetes, or if you are taking any medicines to prevent or treat a blood clotting disorder or diabetes. Fenugreek has been reported to affect blood clotting and blood sugar levels.

    Fenugreek has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of fenugreek may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
    What should I discuss with my health care provider before using fenugreek?

    Do not take fenugreek without first talking to your doctor if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or diabetes, or if you are taking any medicines to prevent or treat a blood clotting disorder or diabetes. Fenugreek has been reported to affect blood clotting and blood sugar levels.

    Also, talk to your doctor before taking fenugreek if you have any other medical conditions, if you take medicines or herbal/health supplements other than those previously listed, or if you suffer from allergies (especially to plants). Fenugreek may not be recommended in some situations.

    Do not take fenugreek supplements without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is not known whether fenugreek will harm an unborn baby. The amount of fenugreek customarily used in foods is not reported to be problematic.

    Do not take fenugreek without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is also not known whether fenugreek will harm a nursing infant. The amount of fenugreek customarily used in foods is not reported to be problematic.

    There is no information available regarding the use of fenugreek supplements by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child’s doctor.
    How should I take fenugreek?

    The use of fenugreek in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

    If you choose to take fenugreek, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

    Standardized extracts, tinctures, and solid formulations of herbal/health supplements may provide a more reliable dose of the product.

    Take the pill forms of fenugreek with a full glass of water.

    To ensure the correct dose, measure the liquid forms of fenugreek with a dropper or a dose-measuring spoon or cup.
    Some forms of fenugreek can be brewed to form a tea for drinking.

    Topical forms of fenugreek are intended for external use only.

    Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets, topical formulations, teas, tinctures, and others) of fenugreek at the same time, unless specifically directed to do so by a health care professional. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose of fenugreek.

    Store fenugreek as directed on the package. In general, fenugreek should be protected from light and moisture.
    What happens if I miss a dose?

    Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra fenugreek to make up the missed dose.

    Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
    Fenugreek side effects

    Although uncommon, allergic reactions to fenugreek have been reported. Stop taking fenugreek and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

    Fenugreek may change the color and smell of the urine. Although this is not harmful, your doctor may question this change in color or odor since it may be similar to that caused by the metabolic disorder “maple syrup urine disease”.

    This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
    What other drugs will affect fenugreek?

    Do not take fenugreek without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

    a medicine to control blood sugar levels such as insulin, glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Glynase, Diabeta, Micronase), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), tolbutamide (Orinase), tolazamide (Tolinase), troglitazone (Rezulin), rosiglitazone (Avandia), repaglinide (Prandin), metformin (Glucophage), and others;
    aspirin;

    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, others), ketoprofen (Orudis KT, Orudis), indomethacin (Indocin), etodolac (Lodine), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), sulindac (Clinoril), tolmetin (Tolectin), and others;
    ardeparin (Normiflo);
    dalteparin (Fragmin);
    danaparoid (Orgaran);
    enoxaparin (Lovenox);
    heparin; or
    a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor including isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), or phenelzine (Nardil).

    You may not be able to take fenugreek, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring while taking fenugreek if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
    Also, do not take any other medicine at the same time as fenugreek. Due to the high fiber content of fenugreek, it may affect the absorption of other medicines.

    Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fenugreek or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines or other herbal/health supplements.

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