Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Dana

Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds
Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek Seeds/ Methi Dana contains protein, fibre, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, iron and alkaloids. It also contains a compound diosgenin which has oestrogen-like properties, as well as steroidal saponins.

Fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone and increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek may also benefit cholesterol levels, lower inflammation and help with appetite control.


The seeds and leaves of methi (fenugreek) are readily available and widely used in Indian kitchen. They have a strong aroma and a bitter taste. But when used in small quantities they impart flavour to your food. It is commonly used in curries, vegetable dishes, dals and not to forget the mouth-watering methi paratha.

Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds

  1. Fenugreek for Lactation: Increase breast milk production
  2. Methi Dana or Fenugreek for Weight Loss
  3. Fenugreek for Diabetes
  4. Methi for Hair
  5. Fenugreek Helps in Easy Childbirth: Fenugreek has been known to be helpful in inducing childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions. It is also known to reduce labour pain. But here’s a word of caution. Excess intake of fenugreek seeds during pregnancy could put you in risk of miscarriage or premature childbirth.
  6. Fenugreek Helps In PMS: Fenugreek contains compounds like diosgenin and isoflavones with oestrogen-like properties which help reduce symptoms like discomfort and menstrual cramps associated with PMS. 
  7. Fenugreek Helps In Menopause: These compounds also ease menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood fluctuations. 
  8. Fenugreek Supplements Iron Deficiency: Women are more prone to iron deficiency during adolescence (initiation of menstrual periods), during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Including green leafy veggies like fenugreek (methi) in your diet can supply a good amount of iron. But make sure to add tomatoes or potatoes to the preparations to enhance the iron absorption.
  9. Fenugreek Helps in Breast Enlargement: Include fenugreek in your regular diet. The oestrogen-like property of fenugreek can help in breast enlargement by balancing hormones in women.
  10. Fenugreek Other Health Benefits Includes:
    1. Reduce cholesterol
    2. Reduce cardiovascular risk
    3. Aid digestion
    4. Helps flush out harmful toxins. It relieves indigestion and helps treat constipation.
    5. Cure acid reflux or heartburn
    6. Remedy for fever and sore throat
    7. Prevent colon cancer
    8. Cure for skin inflammation and scars
Home Remedies with  Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Dana
  1. An effective remedy for acid reflux or heartburnOne teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in your food can be an effective remedy for acid reflux or heartburn. Mucilage of fenugreek seeds coat the lining of the stomach and intestine and soothe irritated gastrointestinal tissues. Before consuming, you can soak the methi seeds in water to make their outer coat mucilaginous.
  2.  Reduce fever by nourishing the body
    Fenugreek when taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey can work wonders to reduce fever by nourishing the body. The soothing effect of mucilage in fenugreek also helps to relieve cough and pain from sore throat.
  3. Methi Dana for Weight Loss
    Include fenugreek for weight loss. Chewing soaked methi seeds in the morning on an empty stomach helps in suppressing your appetite and also controls sugar spike after a long fasting during night sleep. The natural soluble fibre in the fenugreek can swell and fill the stomach thus gives the feeling of satiety. Check Out Fenugreek Tea Benefits
  4. Methi Dana for Skin Problems
    Apply a clean cloth soaked in methi seed paste for effective treatment of skin problems like burns, boils, eczema, etc. Fenugreek seeds also help in getting rid of scars.
  5. Fenugreek Face Packs
    Fenugreek can be an excellent ingredient for your home-made beauty product. Fenugreek can be used in face packs to help prevent blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, etc. Washing your face with water boiled with fenugreek seeds or applying a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves for twenty minutes on your face can work wonders for your skin.
  6. Methi Dana for Hair Gives Shiny & Black Healthy Hair
    Using fenugreek as a part of your diet or as a diy mask directly on your hair makes your hair shiny and black. Massaging your head everyday with boiled fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in coconut oil can be an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall.
    What more? Fenugreek is also great to keep the dandruff away.
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