Fenugreek Benefits for Females & Recipes

 10 incredible Benefits of Fenugreek for Females: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Fenugreek (methi dana), (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an herb and also known as a spice which is widely used in Indian and Middle Eastern recipes. Its seeds and leaves are used in cooking, while its extract is used in supplements and traditional medicines. Fenugreek is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that offer numerous health benefits.

Here I will discuss the uses, nutrition facts, benefits for females, and recipes of fenugreek.

Importance of Fenugreek

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said:

“If My Ummah (nation) knew what good is in fenugreek, they would buy it for gold.”

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 12

Protein: 0.85

Total fat: 0.24 g ·

Carbohydrates: 2.16 g

Total dietary fiber: 0.9 g

Cholesterol: 0 milligrams (mg)

Sodium: 2 mg · Calcium: 7 mg

Iron: 1.24 mg · Magnesium: 7 mg

Phosphorus: 11 mg

Potassium: 28 mg

Zinc: 0.09 mg

Vitamin C: 0.1 mg

Thiamin: 0.012 mg

Riboflavin: 0.014 mg

Niacin: 0.061 mg

Folate, DFE: 2 micrograms (μg)

Vitamin A: 2 international units (IU)

Uses of Fenugreek seeds and leaves

Fenugreek used as herbs and spices for medicines and cooking.

  • You can mix fenugreek greens with spinach and potatoes to make tasty bhujiya or add it to minced fenugreek and spinach meat, it is very tasty and its unique aroma increases the feeling of hunger from a distance.
  • Sprinkle fenugreek dried leaves in different curries, these leaves develop an awesome taste in your curries.
  • Make fenugreek leaves or seeds tea.
  • Make fenugreek seeds powder for different purposes.
  • You can chew soaked seeds and drink their water. ( soak in water overnight)

Fenugreek Benefits for Females

1. Get Rid of Acne

If you are suffering from acne, you should use fenugreek seeds. The way to use it is to add 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds to 3 cups of water and leave it overnight. In the morning boil it for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain this boiled water and save it in a bottle. To use, take some of this filtered water in a bowl. Dip cotton in filtered water, and apply it to the face twice or thrice a day. This way you can get rid of acne.

Note: Keep this water in the refrigerator.

2. Healthy and Strong Hair with Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds can make your hair healthier and longer. Add some fenugreek seeds to a bottle and pour some coconut oil into the seeds. Lid tightly, and mix up well. Make sure air cannot penetrate. Keeps the bottle in a cool place for three weeks. But the sun cannot reach there. After three weeks oil will be ready to use. Apply this oil to your scalp. All the problems with your hair will be solved including dandruff. you will find bouncy, beautiful, long and healthy hair.

3. Reduces Menstrual Pain

Fenugreek is a spice with an antiseptic and warming effect. It has expectorant properties. It is anti-inflammatory and soothing to the nerves. Reduces menstrual pain and stimulates the uterus.

4. Good for Lactating Mothers

Fenugreek is often used to stimulate lactation in breastfeeding mothers. It is thought to have galactagogue properties thus promoting milk production. Lactating mothers who have a low milk supply, take fenugreek seeds, and the amount of milk will increase.

5. Hormonal Balance

Fenugreek has various compounds with estrogen-like effects, which may help balance hormone levels in females. This could help in conditions related to hormonal imbalances, such as PCOS.

6. Menopausal Symptoms

Some researchers claim that fenugreek can reduce, perhaps due to its estrogenic effects, the symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and mood swings.

7. Improves digestion

Fenugreek has been used as a digestive aid and remedy for stomach problems. It may minimize indigestion and bloating.It helps to expel phlegm through cough removes toxins, and improves digestion. It is used to relieve bloating and treat constipation.

8. Controls Diabetes

Fenugreek leaves and seeds are beneficial for diabetes. include them in your diet. fenugreek produces insulin, Lowers blood sugar levels, and helps to control diabetes.

9. Repairs Wounds, Boils, and Bruises.

Fenugreek seeds have antiseptic properties. The seeds are ground and their powder is applied to wounds, boils, and bruises.

10. Joint Pain & Other diseases

Fenugreek may help for conditions involving inflammation, like arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Boiling fenugreek seeds and drinking its extract relieves joint pain. Methi seeds and leaves are also efficient in weight loss, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever, high cholesterol, and eye fatigue.

Fenugreek Recipes

Fenugreek can be used in various dishes to add flavor and aroma. Here are some recipes that use fenugreek:

1. Fenugreek tea

To make fenugreek tea, add one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes and strain. You can add honey or lemon juice for flavor.

2. Fenugreek soup

Fenugreek soup is a nutritious and flavorful soup that is made with fenugreek leaves, onions, garlic, and vegetable broth. Saute the onions and garlic in a pot, and add the fenugreek leaves and vegetable broth. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes and blend until smooth.

3. Methi Paratha Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Fenugreek leaves (3 Cups chopped fine)
  • Gram flour (1/2 cup)
  • Whole wheat flour (1 cup)
  • Asafoetida (1/4 tsp)
  • Chili powder (1/2tsp
  • Ghee (2tsp)
  • Green chilies, finely chopped (1 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves, chopped1 (tbsp)
  • Ghee (for frying (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (to taste)

Preparation method

  1. Knead all the ingredients together.
  2. Roll likes a paratha with a rolling stick.
  3. Cook on a heated pan over ghee.
  4. Serve hot.

4. Methi Pulao Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fenugreek leaves (1 bunch, finely chopped)
  • Basmati rice (2 cups, soaked for 20 minutes
  • Garlic (5 to 8 cloves, crushed)
  • Ginger (a small piece, crushed)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Green chilies (4 to 5)
  • Tomatoes (1 chopped finely)

Preparation method

  1. In a wok add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee.
  2. Add garlic and, ginger, and stir fry.
  3. Add the fenugreek leaves and fry on a low flame till soft.
  4. Add salt.
  5. Add the chopped tomato and green chilies and cook till soft.
  6. Add the rice.
  7. Add measured water.
  8. For 1 cup of rice add 2 cups of water (double the quantity).
  9. Add 4 cups of water for 2 cups of rice.
  10. Use the same cup for measuring both rice and water.
  11. Cover and cook till the water is absorbed and the rice becomes soft.
  12. Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot.

Summary

Fenugreek is a versatile herbal spice that offers numerous health benefits especially for females. It can be used in various dishes and is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. If you are looking to add more flavor and nutrition to your diet, fenugreek is a great herb to try.

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