- Fenugreek is used for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis)
- This spice is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Fenugreek is used for kidney ailments, a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi.
- Women who are breast-feeding sometimes use fenugreek to promote milk flow.
- Fenugreek is sometimes used as a poultice. That means it is wrapped in cloth, warmed and applied directly to the skin to treat local pain and swelling (inflammation), muscle pain, pain and swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), pain in the toes (gout), wounds, leg ulcers, and eczema.
- Early research shows that a fenugreek seed extract can reduce daily fat intake in overweight men.
- Moreover, fenugreek can be beneficial for mouth ulcers, boils, bronchitis, infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin (cellulitis), tuberculosis, chronic coughs, chapped lips, baldness, cancer and lowering blood sugar in people with diabetes.
- The consumption of fenugreek can be helpful for some sexual disorders.