Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fenugreek Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims
Fenugreek Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims Recent scientific research has found that fenugreek can help reduce cholesterol in the blood. It is used to treat diabetes in adults. It can be helpful as a herbal remedy to minimize the symptoms of menopause and it is thought to be helpful for painful PMS. Fenugreek has been used for loss of appetite and anorexia. It can improve digestion, treat halitosis and relieve diarrhea and minor stomach aches. The Herb Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum ) It has a reputation for enlarging breast tissue and is widely used in natural breast enhancement products. Fenugreek seeds contain compounds like diosgenin and other plant phyto-estrogens which are thought to promote breast growth in women. However there is no scientific proof that can confirm that fenugreek can enlarge breast tissue and more studies are needed. Fenugreek seeds contain hormone precursors that can increase milk production in nursing mothers and it is widely used for insufficient lactation. Because of the high mucilage content found in the fenugreek seeds it is considered a useful herb for diarrhea. The seeds husks absorb water resulting in bulkier stool. It has been used through the ages to increase sexual desire both in men and women and has been used for premature ejaculation. The seeds of fenugreek contain choline which may be helpful for memory loss and to slow down the aging process. Is has been used to treat bronchitis and asthma. It is also considered a good herbal remedy for sore throat and coughs. It has been used as an herb to promote hair growth both in women and men. Fenugreek has been used for skin irritation, such as ulcers, boils, eczema, dandruff and cellulite.