Ask your grandmother about Methi and she is sure to sing its praises. Methi, otherwise known as fenugreek, has long been used not only in cooking but also as a medicine to treat skin, hair, and health issues. This highly versatile spice is a staple of every Indian household.
Top 30 Benefits of Fenugreek(Methi) Seeds – Hair, Skin, And Health
1. Exfoliates Skin and Gets Rid of Facial Hair
Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds overnight. Blend it with gram flour and curd the next day to create a coarse paste. Apply this on your face and leave it on for ten minutes. Wash it off using circular motion to gently scrub your face. Methi is a great skin exfoliator and helps get rid of unwanted facial hair
2. Improves Blood Circulation
Methi helps improve blood circulation by ridding the liver of toxins and purifying the blood. If you do not us this ingredient in your daily cooking, make sure to have a teaspoon of these seeds daily with water.
3. Reduces Skin Inflammation
Methi can be used to treat eczema, boils, burns, and muscle pain. It effectively reduces the inflammation of the skin and gives relief from pain. Use Methi powder with water to treat the affected areas.
4. Improves Digestion and Relieves Constipation
If you suffer from indigestion or constipation, then make it a point to have half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds every day. Soak the seeds in water or yogurt and have it first thing in the morning the next day.
5. Cures Acne and Blackheads
Mix a teaspoon of Methi powder with some honey and water and apply it to the affected area. Methi effectively draws out the toxins and impurities that reside in our pores, thus making our skin healthy and clean.
6. Prevents Premature Greying
Crush fenugreek leaves and boil it with coconut oil. Strain this and store it in a bottle and use it regularly to prevent premature greying of hair.
7. Keeps Skin Young and Wrinkle-free
Fenugreek helps tone the skin, repairs damaged skin cells, and helps produce new ones. So it can be used to fight wrinkles and discolouration caused due to aging. Simply mix a teaspoon of fenugreek paste with a teaspoon of milk and honey. Apply this face all over your face and leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and wash it off.
8. Maintains Overall Health
Methi is a rich source of antioxidant. It keeps you healthy by destroying any free radicals found in your body.
9. Prevents Sun Damage
Regular consumption of Methi makes you more resilient to the sun’s harmful UV rays. It protects you against the damage caused by the sun, including sunburn.
10. Prevents Kidney Stones
Regular consumption of Methi helps prevent kidney stones by reducing the calcification in the kidney and flushing it out through urine.
11. Treats Dark Circles and Dark Spots
If you have uneven pigmentation or if you have dark circles around your eyes, then you can make a thick paste of fenugreek powder with milk and apply this. Leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes and gently wash it off.
12. Treats Hair Fall
Methi has been used extensively to cure and treat many hair problems. One such use of Methis is treat hair fall. Methi strengthens the hair and prevents breakage and hair fall. Powder three tablespoons of Methi seeds and mix coconut oil to this powder. Apply it all over your scalp and leave it on for twenty minutes. Do this regularly and you will see a good result in three weeks’ time.
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13. Reduces Cholesterol
Methi has been proven to reduce the bad cholesterol levels. Including it in your daily diet can yield good results.
14. Treats Baldness
The antecedents present in Methi help in strengthening and rebuilding hair follicles. Apply Methi powder mixed with coconut oil or milk once a week to your scalp.
15. Helps with Menstrual Cramps
Fenugreek seeds have long been used to fight menstrual cramps. Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek overnight and consume it in the morning.
16. To Fight Fever
Fenugreek with lemon and honey is a household remedy to treat fever. It cools down your body and soothes sore muscles.
17. Aids in Weight Loss
Being high in fibre, Methi effectively curbs hunger pangs and aids in weight loss.
18. Controls Diabetes
Methi promotes insulin secretion in the pancreas, thereby reducing the blood sugar levels in the body and help controlling diabetes.
19. Treats Dandruff
Methi is one of the most effective remedies for dandruff. Soak and grind methi seeds to form a thick paste; use it on your scalp to get rid of dandruff.
20. Prevents Cancer
Fenugreek has anti-carcinogenic properties that fight cancer cells. It also effectively protects the colon mucous membranes from the threat of cancer.
21. Eases Menopausal Symptoms
Mix a teaspoon of fenugreek powder in a cup of water. Add a spoon of honey and drink to curb menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and anxiety.
22. Boosts the Production of Breast Milk
For decades now Methi has been used to increase the production of breast milk in lactating mothers.
23. Treats Acidity
Fenugreek coats the walls of your stomach, thereby soothing it and treating acidity. Have some Methi before your meals or even better, sprinkle some Methi powder in your meal preparations.
24. Repairs Damaged Hair
Methi effectively repairs damaged hair by strengthening the hair follicle and protecting the hair shaft.
25. Conditions Hair
Fenugreek seeds coat the hair, making it soft and shiny. Soak some fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them to a smooth paste. Apply this paste onto your hair and put on a shower cap and leave it on for half an hour and then wash it off thoroughly.
26. Treats Mouth Ulcer
Make a thick paste using Methi powder and coconut milk and apply it onto the affected area. Alternatively, you can also boil Methi seeds in one litre of water, let it simmer and use this water to gargle throughout the day to treat mouth ulcer.
27. Lightens Acne Scars
Grind some fenugreek leaves with a little water to form a paste. Apply this on your acne scars, leave it on for fifteen minutes and then wash it off. Do this two to three times a week to make the scars fade out.
28. Maintains Testosterone Levels
Methi helps men maintain healthy testosterone levels and in some cases even helps cure erectile dysfunctions.
29. Fights Body Odour
Bad breath and body odour occur as a result of mucus and other accumulations in our nasal, oral, urinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Methi effectively removes these accumulations and relieves us from the resulting body odour.
30. Prevents Anaemia
Methi helps prevent anemia as it is a rich source of iron.
I am sure that after reading this article, you will look at the modest Methi in your kitchen counter with newfound respect.
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