Organic Fenugreek Powder (Breast Milk, Digestion, Testosterone)
Organic Fenugreek Powder
The Fenugreek plant is also known as methi or Greek hay. Scientifically, the plant is referred to as Trigonella foenum-graecum. The Fenugreek plant is native to India, North Africa and the Middle East and its first use can specifically traced to Western Asia and the Mediterranean. The annual herbal plant has green leaves and white flowers and belongs to the same family as the pea plant (Fabaceae). The fenugreek plant grows to around 2-3 feet tall. It has pods which harbor about 10-20 small, golden brown, pungent and aromatic seeds. The seeds from the plant have a bitter taste that resembles that of maple syrup or celery. The seeds of the multi-purpose herbal plant have high medicine value alongside being used to come up with different kinds of dishes.
The most common use of Fenugreek powder in cooking is in Indian curries, Turkish, Persian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Egyptian cuisines. The methi seeds are dried and ground to give rise to the powder. The leaves from the graecum plant are also used in cooking as well. It has been used for the longest time in traditional medicine alongside serving other purposes. The powder has a relatively strong scent as well as a sweet, nutty flavour. Initially, it was used as a spice for various culinary roles. Later on it was discovered that the powder has numerous health benefits. In culinary realms, the powder comes in handy since it serves as a gum, emulsifier, stabiliser and also results in thick meals. The powder is also used for beauty purposes. Fenugreek powder is a key ingredient in manufacture of certain types of soaps, shampoos and cosmetic products e.g. lotions and skin oils.
Benefits of Fenugreek Powder
Fenugreek powder stimulates production of breast milk for the sake of the babies who depend on it. The powder acts as a galactagogue i.e. a milk flow-enhancing agent. It contains a compound known as diosgenin which enables consistent production of milk by the new mother. The powder also contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals which are essential for growth. The babies are able to record the desired growth as they receive supply of different types of nutrients they need.
Fenugreek powder has the effect of boosting testosterone levels in men thus improving their sexual functioning. It also boosts libido and sexual desire for both men and women. The powder is also part of body building supplements which enhance testosterone levels and muscle growth.
Fenugreek powder has the effect of controlling blood glucose by ensuring that metabolism of blood sugar is okay at all times. The powder also has the effect of reducing insulin resistance. In controlling blood sugar and insulin levels, it also contributes to weight loss. Ingesting the powder also results in a reduced appetite as well as a reduced fat intake.
Fenugreek powder has the effect of promoting heart health. It contains Galactomannan, a soluble fiber in the powder which helps in keeping cardiovascular functions in check as thus contributing to overall heart health.
How to take Fenugreek Powder
1 to 2 grams two or three times a day (1 teaspoon = 3 grams). Can be added to hot or cold water, in juices, added to smoothies or in foods.