Amazing Benefits of Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek ( Methi) : Benefits, Uses and Dosage

Amazing Benefits of Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek is an amazing herb which is a common ingredient in a number of Indian dishes. It is often used in alternative medicine and is also taken as a supplement. Fenugreek basically is a plant that is about 2-3 feet tall. It has green leaves, small white flowers and pods containing fenugreek seeds. In India, it is a common spice and thickening agent. Because of it’s nutritional values and slightly nutty taste, it is used in a number of Indian dishes. Fenugreek seeds are excellent for people with vata and kapha constitution or prakriti. These seeds are hot in nature and people with such prakriti need additional fire in the body to boost health.

Nutritional facts (1 tbsp methi seeds)

  • Calories : 35
  • Carbs:6 grams
  • Fibre:3 grams
  • Protein :3 grams
  • Fat:1 gram
  • Iron :20 % DV
  • Manganese:7 % DV
  • Copper:6 % DV
  • Magnesium:5 % DV
  • Apart from this, methi seeds also contain choline, inositol and biotin
  • They also contain B group vitamins like zinc, potassium, selenium, folate and phosphorus

Benefits in weight loss

  • Loaded with anti oxidants
  • Helps in fat metabolism
  • Improves exercise performance
  • Controls appetite, reduces it by upto 17 %
  • Controls blood sugar
  • Improves digestion

Other health benefits of methi

  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Is anti inflammatory
  • Cures digestive disorders
  • Boosts immunity
  • Absorbs and removes toxins from the body
  • Improves kidney health
  • Boosts brain function
  • Prevents gall and kidney stone
  • Treats asthma, cold and cough
  • Protects the nervous system
  • Helps in treatment of joint pain
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Is very good for the skin
  • Helps with hair growth

Also known as the magical pain relief medicine

  • Used extensively in back and joint pain
  • Used if feeling fatigue or tired
  • Methi seeds are burned in coconut, ghee, mustard or sesame seeds with garlic and applied on the affected area for relief
  • Few raw seeds can be tied with a bandage on the painful area
  • Methi paste can be applied on cuts and bruises
    Benefits for male
  • Increases libido
  • Boosts testosterone
  • Increases sperm count in the body
  • Improves sexual function

Benefits for women

  • Balances estrogen levels
  • Treats PCOD and PCOS
  • Increases fertility
  • Regulates periods
  • Assists in milk production
  • Reduces symptoms of menopause
  • Helps in treatment of UTI
  • Treats uterus displacement
  • Is very good post C section delivery

How to have methi ?

  • Soak 1 tsp methi seeds in 1 cup of water
  • Leave it for 16-24 hours
  • Next day, you can drink this water
  • Methi seeds can be eaten
  • Make sure you chew the seeds properly

How to sprout methi ?

  • Soak methi seeds in a cup water
  • Remove the seeds from water and wrap them in a clean cotton cloth
  • Sprinkle some water on top
  • Leave for 24-36 hours
    Your methi sprouts will be ready

Important tips

  • Don’t consume methi regularly for too long
  • Have it for minimum of 15 and maximum of 90 days and then give a break
  • Discontinue for a few weeks and start again
  • Best to be consumed when soaked in water
  • Chew the seeds properly
  • Can be mixed with milk, curd or buttermilk
  • Avoid tea before or after consuming it
  • Don’t boil it to make tea

Who should avoid ?

  • Pregnant women
  • If you’re on any specific medication
  • People on diabetes, BP or blood thinning medication
  • After consulting your physician, try to maintain a gap of at least 2 hours between medication and methi
  • Don’t consume methi in excess
  • People with thyroid issues should consult a doctor
  • People with acid reflux, acidity and gas should consume it small amount
  • It is not meant for direct consumption by kids

5 thoughts on “Fenugreek ( Methi) : Benefits, Uses and Dosage

  1. Thank you so much for posting all details about food and the recipes. I always look forward to hear and read. Slowly slowly I am trying to incorporate your teaching in my food habits. When I will loose enough weight, I will post a comment again.

  2. Hello Ms.Malik
    I love your Channel! I recently just started focusing on my own health that i have put on hold for more then 15 years taking care of the family 1st. My question is that in this topic you explain that the benefits of methi but also have listed that people with thyroid issues consult a doctor(I have hypothyroid). but on your youtube channel from Satvanti Singh she shows her “Magic Powder” which is a beneficial for weight loss and thyroid. I am a bit confused now about this, is it good for people with thyroid and that want to loose weight or no.
    thank you

  3. Hello, request a clarification. One one side you have suggested that methi Dana consumption is helpful in reducing BP and diabetes, however in the last section suggested that we should avoid it if under medication. Can you please confirm.

    1. Yes, if you consume it solely for medicinal purpose and in large quantity it can interfere with the medication you are on. hence, it’s best to consult with your doctor or physician before starting it.

  4. I have been trying the fenugreek seeds by soaking them first and then adding a tbsp to my rice or soup. Would I still get any benefits from eating it this way? Please advise.

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