Fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. It Helps soothe skin inflammation and reduces scars, treat skin problems, resolve hair problems, lose weight, counter acid reflux or heartburn and prevent colon cancer. Also Reduces risk of heart disease, Controls blood sugar levels, Increases breast milk production in lactating women, Induces and eases child birth, and labour pain.Fenugreek has also been used to alleviate blood sugar metabolism problems like diabetes. Fenugreek’s most well-known compound is 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which works to normalize glucose metabolism. The other compounds, called trigonelline, galactomannan, and trigoneosides, also work together to provide benefits for blood sugar.
Fenugreek tea has also been recommended to new mothers to enhance milk production. Though evidence for this claim is limited, it seems to be accurate. One human study has shown that fenugreek supplementation can also enhance Testosterone, but since additional evidence shows conflicting results, further evidence is needed to confirm this effect. Supplementing fenugreek may cause body secretions, including urine, to smell like maple syrup. This is due to a metabolite called sotolon.
Fenugreek contains the chemicals diosgenin and estrogenic isoflavones, which are similar to the female sexhormone, estrogen. Loss of estrogen causes menopausal symptoms. So, eating it helps reduce menopausalsymptoms like mood swings, depression, cramps, and abnormal hunger pangs. It helps monitor a number of other hormones as well, keeping many other bodily processes in line as well.