Fenugreek (Methi)

Moisture 86.1% Protein 4.4%
Fat 0.9% Minerals 1.5%
Fibre 1.1% Carbohydrates 6.0%
Calcium 395 mg Phosphorus 51 mg
Iron 16.5 mg Vitamin C 52 mg
>Calorific Value - 49 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution

Fenugreek has excellent medicinal values and regular use of it keep the body healthy. There are two popular varieties of fenugreek known as Masuri Methi or Champa Methi and Marwari Methi. It is considered to be native of eastern Europe and Ethopia, also found growing wild in north-western India. It has been used since ancient times for both as a food and medicine. It is a cool season crop and it grows all over India.

Natural Benefits Of Fenugreek

The plants and leaves of fenugreek known as methi-ka-saag are commonly used, steaming considered the best way to cook as vitamins are retained and the vegetable is palatable They supplement the lysine-deficient cereal diets. Lysine is amino acid which is fundamental constituents of all proteins.

  • For Hair

The seeds are used as a condiment and for flavouring, eaves are aromatic, cooling and mild aperient. Paste of the fresh leaves applied over the scalp regularly, before taking bath, lenthens hair, preserves the natural colour and keeps hair silky soft.

  • For Skin

Paste of the fresh leaves, applied on the face every night before going to bed and washed with warm water, prevents pimples, blackheads, dryness of the face and early appearance of wrinkles. It improves complexion and makes one look years younger.

  • Uses

The seeds of fenugreek helps to relieve gastric discomforts, lactagogue, which increases the flow of milk, astringent and aphrodisiac tonic. The seeds are used in the preparation of hair tonics and cosmetics in Java

Fenugreek For Various Diseases

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