Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Fenugreek Leaves

English Name: Fenugreek Leaves
Common Indian Name (Hindi): Methi Ke Patte
  • The leaves of the Fenugreek plant, also known as Greek Hay or Methi, are used as a culinary herb and are generally grown as a potherb.
  • Though native to Eastern Mediterranean region, the plant is grown worldwide.
    Fenugreek is a digestive aid. Reducing the sugar level of the blood, it is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
  • It also lowers blood pressure. Fenugreek relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens & removes excess mucus and phlegm.
  • Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine.

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