Sunday, 28 August 2011

Fenugreek in Diabetes

Fenugreek in Diabetes
Methi Seeds

Fenugreek in Diabetes is one of the oldest herbal spice known to men. It was cultivated in India 3000 years ago. Native to South Europe and Asia, it was used by pharaohs of Egypt. Its Linnaeus classified name is “TRIGONELLA FOENUM – GRAECUM”. In sanskrit, it is ‘Methi’. In vernacular – Tamil – ‘vendayam’, Telugu – Mentulu and kannada – Menthiya. Fenugreek belongs to the family   “Leguminodae.”

The fenugreek plant grows to height of 1 or 2 feet with yellow flowers. The plant is of light green colour and grows full within 4 months of seeding. It can be cultivated twice or thrice a year. India and Africa are the countries where fenugreek is cultivated maximum. In India it is cultivated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir provinces.

The fenugreek plant has an unique quality. It preserves the nitrogen in the very soil it grows from. Its fruits are in the form of small, brownish yellow seeds in thin pods of about 2 inch long. Because of its nitrogen fixing action it is planted away from Garlic and onions which may affect Its growth.


100 gms of fenugreek leaves contain

Moisture – 59%, Protein – 4.4%, Fat – 0.9%, Minerals – 1.5%, Carbo – hydrates – 6%, Fibre – 1.1%, Calcium – 390 mg, Iron – 16.5 mg, Vitamin A – 5940 1.W- Riboflavin – 0.16 mg, Nicotinic acid – 0.80 mg Magnesium – 67 mg, Sodium – 76 mg, Ash value – 31 mg, copper – 0.26 mg, sulphur – 167 mg, Choline – 165 mg, Thiamine – 0.04mg.

Fenugreek in Diabetes
The leaves are used both internally and externally for their cooling properties. The leaves can be prepared as a side dish curry, fried or boiled. Mixed with cow’s ghee, garlic, ginger and jeera, fenugreek leaves are fried and made into sauce. Eaten with rice, this reduces joint pains. Fenugreek leaves cure ulcers, dizziness and stomach pain and intestinal ailments.

The fenugreek seeds are still more widely used than the leaves because of its medicinal and commercial uses. Seeds contain the alkaline trigonalline and choline.
  • Seeds fried in ghee (1/2 tsp of seeds) powdered, mixed with ½ glass of butter milk and taken, provides fast relief from stomach ache.

  • Toasted and infused, the seeds cure dysentery, diarrhea.

  • A conjee ( porridge) made with ½ tsp. Fenugreek seeds, (powdered), coarsely ground boiled rice and wheat, is very good for lactating mothers. It helps to produce more breast – milk.

  • The seeds are used in every day cooking for seasoning, & flavour.

  • The seeds are carminative, demulcent, diuretic , emollient and expectorant.

  • The seeds are aphrodisiac. Mixed with moong (Uaed) Dhal and made into ‘Dosas’ (flat tortillas) and consumed, it improves virility and skin condition.

  • The best way to use the seeds is to make a ‘tea’. Soak the seeds for a few hours and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Use one level teaspoon of the seeds per cup of water. Drinking this tea, is very effective for respiratory tract ailments. It has a soothing and healing effects on digestive tract, indigestion, ulcers, flatulence etc.

  • Recently, the fenugreek seeds have been found to be excellent for diabetes, especially for non – Insulin dependent diabetes. But this treatment should be tried in consultation with your doctor.

  • Fenugreek seeds are great coolants.

  • The seeds soaked overnight in water and taken in the morning cools the body. Crushed and applied directly to the hair has great cooling action. The paste should not be kept on the head for more than 15 minutes.
Commercial uses
  • Hair oils are prepared from fenugreek seeds.

  • Seeds are used in soap manufacture.

  • A type of yellow dye is obtained from the seeds.

  • Soaking the seeds, a type of gym is produced and used in printing.

  • Fenugreek seeds are used a morning sickness remedy by the Chinese.

  • Used as source of fiber to control blood glucose and lipid levels of pregnant diabetic women. It can reduce labor pains.


Ayurvedic Treatment Diabetes

Ayurvedic Treatment Diabetes

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Herbal Supplement for Diabetes

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Cinnamon Capsules

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சர்க்கரை வியாதி நோய் எய்ட்ஸைக்காட்டிலும் கொடுமையானது என்று பலநிபுணர்கள் கூறுகின்றனர். அது ஒருநோயல்ல. நோய்களின் ஊற்று.உலகமெங்கும் பரவி வரும் நோயாகசர்க்கரை வியாதி  (நீரிழிவு)





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