What Is Fenugreek?
Fenugreek is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. It’s from the pea family.
Fenugreek has a long history as both; a Culinary and Medicinal herb in the Ancient World.
It is also known as Methi in Hindi. Fenugreek is a common condiment and ingredient in spice powders in Indian cuisine.
Fenugreek seeds have a somewhat bitter taste, similar to Celery, maple syrup or burnt sugar, and are often used to make medicine. However, it has a far more pleasant taste when cooked and used in daily diet.
Fenugreek or Methi has some amazing health benefits that could transform your health and change your life for the better.
Health Benefits of Methi Seeds & leaves
As recent research shows, it helps to reduce both internal and external inflammation
Fenugreek is a leafy green legume native to Eurasia and Africa that is widely used for its Nutritional and aromatic value.
For centuries, it has been used in traditional Medicinal remedies in Africa and Asia to alleviate digestive problems and treat skin conditions such as boils, eczema, and Inflammation.
It has played a key role in alternative medicine for thousands of years.
These days, it’s often consumed as a Supplement, which one can buy either Online or from local stores.
Adding bitter fenugreek seeds in diet is really beneficial for health. If we look at the number of ailments, fenugreek is believed to cure.
Fenugreek has been used to treat a long list of diseases and conditions in alternative medicine.
However, many of these uses have not been studied well enough to reach strong conclusions.
There are many ways to Add Methi in our daily diet. One way is to eat fresh leaves and the second way is to use dry(means methi seeds or dry methi leaves)
Another technique for weight reduction is drinking a glass of methi water in the morning.
The water is prepared by soaking Only one tablespoon of the seeds in one Glass of water for entire night and next day drink it in the morning.
This water is exceptionally useful in prevention of water retention in the body as well as bloating.
My husband used to drink this water for almost two months and I’ve seen good improvements in his health.
Health benefits Of Fenugreek or Methi Leaves
It is a very Ancient Spice that is used for flavoring various dishes. These leaves are bitter in taste.
When added to any recipe, they will increase the aroma of that dish and tastes so good.
In addition to taste, it has numerous Nutritional values as well. Fenugreek leaves is a Natural herb that works as a Nutritional Supplement.
I use Methi leaves a lot for Missi Roti doug, Methi Bhurji, Pakoras and to garnish my all dishes.
1. Bowel Problems
This leaf is highly beneficial for treating poor liver functions and dyspepsia. It is also helpful in treating gastric problems and other intestinal issues. It is also used for curing dysentery and diarrhea. These leaves are also used to treat Skin Problems due to it’s bitter taste.
2. Digestive Problems
Fenugreek leaf has an incredibly strong effect on blood lipid levels; it may also prove helpful in lowering atherosclerosis. Patients suffering from lipid fluctuations benefit hugely from this amazing herb; the reason behind this is its capacity to cut down cholesterol levels, LDL and triglycerides while pulling up their HDL levels.
This herb may help with numerous digestive problems, such as upset stomach.
For instance, the water-soluble fiber in fenugreek, among other foods, helps relieve constipation.
3. Adds Flavor and Spice to Food
In foods, fenugreek is often included as an ingredient in spice blends.
Grow Fenugreek/Methi in Water
Growing fenugreek or methi at home is so Easy that anybody can grow it.
The purpose of showing this Video is to give little inspiration to my Readers to grow fresh herbs indoor, even when the weather condition is not cool.
Even you don’t have to make your hands dirty with Soil to Grow it and Eat fresh right from your own Kitchen Corner, because you can grow it in water also.
Methi/ Fenugreek Dough Recipe
- Fenugreek Dough shown in this video is made from Two flours without sieving them.
- Mixed with leftover soup, fresh fenugreek leaves, very little grated zucchini, pinch oregano leaves, pinch turmeric powder, pinch Carom seeds.
- On high flame then on medium flame Missi Roti was made with the help of Kitchen cloth.
- Applied Desi Ghee & served with Plain homemade yogurt, mango pickle and lauki ki sabji.