The Power of Herbs: Fenugreek
Fenugreek, an herb used commonly in Ayurveda, is native to the Mediterranean region, western Asia, and southern Europe. Besides being used in many global dishes, fenugreek has also been used as a health supplement for centuries.
Here are some benefits of fenugreek:
- Can lower blood sugar in diabetics by improving the function of insulin.
- May help lower cholesterol
- Helps ease menstrual cramps
- Reduces acid reflux
- May increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers.
How to take fenugreek
Fenugreek can be ingested via capsules or in teas.
Fenugreek can cause loose stools or intestinal issues. Do not take fenugreek while pregnant. Be careful not to take fenugreek if you have allergies to peanuts or chickpeas. Lastly, don’t take fenugreek if you take blood-thinning medications.