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Fenugreek Seeds

Other Names: Fenugreek Leaves, Fenugreek Seeds, Abaka, Abesh, Abish, Greek Hayseed, Bird's Foot, Trigonella,  Trigonella Foenum-Graecum
Traditional Usages: Culinary Spice, Gastric and Duodenal Ulcer, Dysentery, Colitis, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel, Fistula, Crohn's Disease, Weak Digestion, Poor Appetite, General Debility, Convalescence, Sore Gums, Mouth Ulcers, Chronic Cough, Bronchitis, Thrombosis, Angina, Embolism, Hiatus Hernia, Impotence, Abscesses, Burns, Boils, Ulcers, Douche for Excessive Vaginal Discharge, Obesity, Baldness
Resources: Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Southern Europe, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Argentina, Morocco, Nepal, Africa, England, US
Parts Used: Seeds, Leaves, Roots
Administration Method: Liniments in the form of alcoholic solutions, ointments, gels, emulsions, oils.  Also bath additive and as an inhalant.  
Herb Action: Mild Antiseptic.
Herbal Research: Fenugreek Seeds
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy. Repeated external applications of fenugreek can result in undesirable skin reactions.


Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Alopecia: Soak one quarter cup of fenugreek seeds in a small pot of water overnight.  Blend and apply over head as a paste before washing hair. Do not use shampoo, just rinse hair and dry as usual.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Appendicitis: Fenugreek seeds are considered effective in the treatment of appendicitis. A teaspoon of fenugreek seeds should be boiled in one litre of water on low fire for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain and drink several times a day.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Asthma: Boil two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in one glass of water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink early in the morning every day.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Cholera: Make a tea by boiling one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in one litre of water. Drink as much as you can.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Dandruff:  Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Strain and grind into a paste, apply to scalp and leave for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water and dry hair.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Diarrhea:  Fry one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a little butter. Boil fried fennel seeds in a quarter cup of water on low flames for 30 minutes. Add this to two cups buttermilk and take three times daily.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Halitosis: Fenugreek seeds must be boiled in water for 10 minutes, allowed to cool, and then strained before using as a mouthwash. Use one teaspoon in one cup of water.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for  Malaria: Fenugreek seeds are very effective in boosting the immune system, add the seeds to your diet to increase your immunity. It can also be taken as a tea. Boil a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in one glass of water, strain and drink twice daily.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for  Mumps: Boil a tablespoon of fenugreek in one cup of water. Grind into paste and apply on affected area.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Snoring: Fenugreek can be taken as a tea. Boil two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in one glass of water. Allow to cool, strain and drink two cups daily.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for  Yellow Fever:  Boil one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water. Strain and drink three times daily.

Fenugreek Seeds - Herbal remedy for Vaginal Discharge:  Fenugreek seeds help to relieve excessive vaginal discharge. Fenugreek seeds can be boiled in a cup of water and strained. The recommended amount of fenugreek is 20 milligram taken three times a day with meals.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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