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Methi is Useful for Skin?


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    Methi is Useful for Skin?

    Hello Friends,

    I need some information about Methi. Methi is useful for Skin Care.

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    Re: Methi is Useful for Skin?

    Fenugreek is truly a wonder spice that is widely used in Indian kitchens in different recipes like curries, dals and vegetarian dishes. The methi paratha is particularly famous in Indian households for its delicious taste. Methi seeds possess a strong flavour and are bitter in taste.

    Although the seeds and leaves of this plant are used as a culinary herb, it is also known to cure many health problems, and is an antidote for most hair and skin concerns. This is because methi is rich in medicinal properties. Its constituents include protein, vitamin C, fiber, iron, potassium, lysine, L-tryptophan and alkaloids. Due to the presence of a compound known as diosgenin, methi contains properties similar to oestrogen. It also contains steroidal saponins. Due to the presence of these constituents, fenugreek seeds are an answer to several health problems that we may face.

    Most of the fenugreek seed treatments are homemade and inexpensive, so you can easily try them out. Methi seeds are available widely and can be purchased from any grocery store.

    Fenugreek Seeds for Hair Growth:

    Methi seeds are extremely effective against hair fall, dandruff and help to reverse baldness and hair thinning. Incorporated in your diet or applied directly on your hair in the form of a paste, fenugreek can be the ultimate solution for all your hair-related problems.
    Fenugreek seeds or methi contain proteins and nicotinic acid which are a great source for hair growth. It contains large amounts of lecithin which makes our hair healthy and strong, and hydrates the hair. It helps to reduce the dryness of the hair, cures dandruff, conditions the hair, keeps the scalp cool and treats a variety of scalp issues. It is highly effective against hair fall and provides strength from the roots.


    1. Hair Loss:

    Methi is extremely effective in strengthening the hair from the roots and treating follicular problems. The seeds contain hormone antecedents that enhance hair growth and help in rebuilding the hair follicles. The herb also contains proteins and nicotinic acid; protein-enriched diets have always been known to encourage diminished hair loss and stimulation of hair growth. High concentration of protein in fenugreek partially explains the herb’s curative effects on balding hair. The lecithin in methi helps in strengthening dry and damaged hair. The natural tonic helps in moisturising the hair and bringing back the lustre and bounce. This is why methi seeds for hair growth has been an ancient technique prevalent in India.

    2. Dandruff:

    Dandruff is a common hair ailment and it surfaces specially during the winter months.
    There are various treatments and procedures to treat dandruff and one of the most basic and an effective cure is using methi seeds. It is also effective against a dry scalp and dermatitis.

    3. Conditioning:

    Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, an emulsifying substance. When soaked in water, the seeds produce a slippery substance which endows your hair with shine. This quality makes methi seeds for hair conditioning an optimal choice. Other natural conditioners like curd and oil do not give the slippery effect to the hair as methi does. The mucilage of fenugreek replicates that slippery effect.

    Fenugreek Seeds for Skin:

    Fenugreek is known as the Asian beauty secret for acquiring beautiful skin. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have pointed out that methi seeds serve as an effective topical treatment for a variety of skin-related problems.
    4. Cure for Skin Inflammation:

    It is an herbal cure for skin inflammation. It can treat boils, abscesses, eczema, muscle pain, burns and gout among other problems. It can relieve local inflammatory pain and swelling when used as a poultice.


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    Re: Methi is Useful for Skin?

    5. Cure for Acne/Blackheads and Wrinkles:

    Just add honey to the paste suggested above and apply this as a face mask on your skin to treat acne. This can effectively treat cystic acne as well. It can be useful against blackheads and wrinkles as well. It draws out toxins accumulated underneath the epidermis and tones the outer layers of the skin. Thus, both ingestion and external application of this is useful to help you get that desired glow on your skin.
    Fenugreek Seeds for Health:

    Fenugreek has a long history of treating several health problems. Read on to know the amazing health benefits that methi seeds offer.


    6. Reduces and Balances Cholesterol:

    Research has proven that fenugreek seeds help to lower the cholesterol level, specially the ‘bad’ cholesterol or LDL in our body. In order to lower your cholesterol, it is recommended to intake 2 ounces of methi seeds daily. Alternatively, you can sprinkle these seeds on to your dishes and savour them as usual. You can also choose to have it in the powdered form with water.
    7. Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease:

    Due to the presence of galactomannan (a polysaccharide), fenugreek possesses cardiovascular benefits. Its consumption can lower the risk of heart attacks. Due to its high potassium content, it counters the action of sodium to effectively control your blood pressure.


    8. Controls Diabetes:

    Studies have pointed out that fenugreek is beneficial for people affected by Type 2 diabetes. It contains galactomannan which is a natural soluble fibre, and this decreases the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the blood. It has found from research that after eating methi, people with Type 2 diabetes had significantly lower blood glucose levels. Methi contains amino acids which induce insulin production. Hence, it is recommended for diabetics to intake 500 mg of methi twice everyday to control their problem.
    9. Cure for Heartburn and Acidity:

    Fenugreek has a calming effect on the body. It is an effective treatment for heartburn and acidity. Due to the presence of high quantities of mucilage, its consumption helps soothe digestive inflammation by coating the lining of our stomach and intestine. Just take a teaspoon of methi seeds and gulp it down with some water or juice, but do this before your meal. Alternatively, as suggested above, sprinkle the seeds (about 1 teaspoon) on to your prepared dishes.
    10. Aids Digestion:

    Methi seeds have a high content of Vitamin A and C. Together with these; they contain calcium, iron, proteins, carbohydrates and trace minerals. It is an effective treatment for gastritis and indigestion. It helps prevent constipation as well as digestive problems created by stomach ulcers. Ayurveda suggests people suffering from digestive fire or ‘agni’ to soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight, make a paste out this the next day, mix this with grated ginger and consume some time before a meal. Moreover, fenugreek seeds are known to detoxify the liver.
    11. Weight Loss:

    Fenugreek seeds are known to induce weight loss by suppressing your appetite. Soak methi seeds overnight and in the morning chew these on an empty stomach. Fenugreek contains natural fiber which swells inside and gives a feeling of fullness, thereby helping to suppress one’s appetite and in turn induces weight loss.
    12. Remedy for Fever and Sore Throat:

    This is a well-known home remedy for fever. When taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey, fenugreek is known to help reduce fever. Consume this thrice a day. Due to the presence of mucilage, it also has a soothing effect, helping to relieve the pain of a sore throat.
    13. Breast Enlargement:

    Many women wish to enlarge their breasts. Well, for them here’s a natural remedy. Just include fenugreek in your diet. Having up to 3gms of this per day will balance the hormones with its oestrogen-like properties.
    14. Increases Breast Milk Production:

    Diosgenin contained in methi seeds helps to increase milk production in lactating mothers. Hence, this is essential for nursing mothers.
    15. Eases Women’s Health Problems:

    Fenugreek is known to relieve menstrual cramps, hot flushes, discomfort and moodiness due to its calming effect on the hormonal system.





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