Fenugreek Powder ( Methi Dana Powder )
Fenugreek Powder / Methi (میتھی) also known as Trigonella Foenum Graecum, is an herb similar to clover that is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. In manufacturing, fenugreek extracts are used in soaps and cosmetics.
Ingredient Name :
Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn.
Arabic Name : Hulba, Fareeqa
Bengali Name : Methi
Chinese Name : Hu lu ba
English Name : Fenugreek, Bird�s Foot, Greek Hayseed
French Name : Fenugrec sénegré
German Name : Bockshornklee, Kuhhornklee, Griechisch-Heu
Gujarati Name : Methi
Hindi Name : Methi
Kannada Name : Menthya
Kashmiri Name : Meeth
Latin name : Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn.
Marathi Name : Methi
Persian Name : Shamleez
Punjabi Name : Methi
Sanskrit Name : Methika, Methini
Urdu Name : Methi, Tukhme Hulba
3 to 6 g powder of dried seeds.
This herb is not recommended during pregnancy, as it can be a uterine stimulant.
Fenugreek is taken by mouth for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, inflammation of the stomach (gastritis).
Fenugreek is also used to treat
- Painful menstruation
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Kidney ailments
- A vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi
- Mouth ulcers
- Infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin (cellulitis)
- Chronic coughs
- Chapped lips
- Parkinson’s disease
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Male infertility, and other male problems.
- Women who are breastfeeding sometimes use fenugreek to promote milk flow.
It is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
Fenugreek is sometimes used as a poultice. That means it is wrapped in cloth, warmed, and applied directly to the skin to treat local pain and swelling (inflammation), muscle pain, pain and swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), pain in the toes (gout), wounds, leg ulcers, and eczema.
Warnings and Precautions
Fenugreek is LIKELY SAFE for people when taken by mouth in amounts normally found in foods. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts used for medicinal purposes (amounts larger than normally found in food) for up to 6 months.
Side effects include diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, gas, and a “maple syrup” odor in urine.
Fenugreek can cause nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling, and severe allergic reactions in hypersensitive people.
Fenugreek might lower blood sugar.
Fenugreek is LIKELY SAFE in pregnancy when used in amounts greater than those in food. It might cause early contractions.
Taking fenugreek just before delivery may also cause the newborn to have an unusual body odor, which could be confused with “maple syrup urine disease.” It does not appear to cause long-term effects.
Fenugreek is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth to increase breast-milk flow in the short-term. Some research shows that taking 1725 mg of fenugreek three times daily for 21 days does not cause any side effects in infants.
Fenugreek is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in children. Some reports have linked fenugreek tea to loss of consciousness in children. An unusual body odor resembling maple syrup may also occur in children drinking fenugreek tea.
People who are allergic to other plants in the Fabaceae, including soybeans, peanuts, and green peas might also be allergic to fenugreek.
Useful in Following diseases:
- Abdominal Distention
- Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis
- Back Pain
- Baldness (Alopecia)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Erectile Dysfunction
- General Debility
- High LDL Cholesterol Level
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lack of Appetite
- Menopausal Changes
- Premature Ejaculation
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Sexual Debility
- Sore Throat
- Suppressed Post-partum Lactation
- Under-developed Breasts
- Weakness of Eyesight
- It is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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