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20th Sep 2011, 03:04 AM #1
Fenugreek is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed, often called methi in Urdu/Hindi). The leaves and sprouts are also eaten as vegetables. The plant is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop and is a common ingredient in many curries.
fenugreek seeds are frequently used in the preparation of pickles, curry powders, and pastes
The dried leaves – are called as kasuri methi have a bitter taste and a characteristically strong smell.
It also has medicinal benefits
it is used in reducing the blood sugar level and blood pressure
, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.
In India, fenugreek seeds are mixed with yogurt and used as a conditioner for hair.
It is also used as a digestive aid.
It is one of the world's oldest medicinal herbs..
Fenugreek seeds are ground and roasted and used to flavor to curry.
The seeds are also soaked and then powdered and used to make lip balm and tonic.
Fenugreek's leaves, which are high in iron, are used in salads.
Fenugreek seeds are rich in vitamin E and is one of the earliest spices known to man.
. Fresh fenugreek leaves are beneficial in the treatment of indigestion, flatulence and a sluggish liver
. The dried leaves of the fenugreek is used as a quality flavour for meat, fish and vegetable dishes.
An infusion of the leaves is used as a gargle for recurrent mouth ulcers. A gargle made from the seeds is best for ordinary sore throat.
. Fresh Fenugreek leaves paste applied over the scalp regularly before bath helps hair grow, preserves natural color, keeps hair silky and also cures dandruff.
. Topically, the gelatinous texture of fenugreek seed may have some benefit for soothing skin that is irritated by eczema or other conditions.
. It has also been applied as a warm poultice to relieve muscle aches and gout pain.
. Fenugreek seeds reduces the amounts of calcium oxalate in the kidneys which often contributes to kidney stones..