Methi powder comes from the seeds of the fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) plant, an herb that flourishes in the Mediterranean and other warm climates. When it’s used for culinary purposes as in many traditional Indian dishes, the powdered or whole seeds are typically known simply as fenugreek.
Perhaps to differentiate its culinary and medicinal uses, many people refer to the powdered seeds as methi powder when discussing its healing properties. Whether it’s known as powdered fenugreek or methi powder, the herb has a long history as a healing tool for a range of health issues, including overdue pregnancies and digestive problems.
Benefits of Fenugreek Seed Powder
1.To improve your immunity – Drinking fenugreek water early in the morning not only boosts your immune health but also prevents you from a wide range of infectious diseases. All you need to do is soak few fenugreek seeds in water in the night and drink this solution in the morning regularly for effective results.
2.For relief from fever and sore throat – Fenugreek when taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey reduces fever by nourishing the body. It also exerts a soothing effect on the mucilage thereby relieving cough and pain caused by sore throat.
3.For weight loss To lose weight, Fenugreek taken with a teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach. The natural soluble fibre in the fenugreek swells when soaked, thereby making you feel full and suppresses your appetite.
4.To maintain blood sugar levels in control: Consume methi sweetmeats (made from fenugreek seeds and jaggery) or methi ladoos every morning to maintain sugar levels in the body. It contains galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre, which slows absorption of sugar from the blood and an amino acid that induces the production of insulin.
5.To reduce the risk of heart problems: Add fenugreek to your diet either in the form of curries (with other vegetables) or in form of methi paratha with sweet potatoes. This leafy vegetable is an excellent source of potassium and galactomannan, which help in control of heart rate and blood pressure along with lowering the risk of heart attack.
6. Prevention of hair fall – Apply the methi powder paste (you can also add curd to it) on your scalp and let it remain for at least an hour. Wash your hair with cold water. Do this on a regular basis for effective results. The hormone present in fenugreek play a key role in maintaining hormonal balance in the body thereby preventing hair fall.
7.To get rid of dandruff – Make a coarse paste of (overnight soaked) methi seeds by adding water. Apply this mixture on your scalp and leave it for a few hours. Now, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Fenugreek not only lowers the excess secretion of oil glands but also exerts anti-fungal activity.
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