Fenugreek boasts countless properties thanks to the components it contains. What makes this plant so precious? The answer is precisely in its natural composition. It is an excellent reserve of carbohydrates, proteins, iron, vitamins of groups A, B and C, in addition to the cast, iron and volatile oils. These characteristics result in as many beneficial properties. Fenugreek is in fact ideal as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Not only: against the decline in sexual desire, it is often used as an aphrodisiac and stimulant, a tradition handed down from the ancients to the present day. If we are suffering from some seasonal illness, we can use the benefits of fenugreek as an expectorant and febrifuge, as well as being a known remedy against sore throats. Instead, its toning, anti-cellulite and restructuring powers make fenugreek a widely used natural product in the field of cosmetics. Soothing and emollient, it can be valuable as a garrison wound dressing.How to use fenugreek
From the fenugreek you can get an excellent decoction of which the remarkable depurative capacities are renowned. The ideal proportions for preparing our hot drink include a spoonful of seeds per liter of water. The advice we can dispense about is to take the decoction early in the morning or in any case as soon as you wake up to enhance its purifying effect. The ideal daily stuff is 12.5 grams of fenugreek seeds to be infused for about fifteen minutes in 250 centilitres of water after having previously boiled in the same and properly filtered. If allowed to cool, the decoction can also be used as an external emollient in the case of hemorrhoids.
Against osteoporosis, the ideal recipe is the following: the fenugreek, in a dose of thirty grams, should be combined with the delicate flavors of oats and horsetail (twenty grams for each type of herb) and the strong and intense flavor of the licorice (ten grams). A spoonful of this fragrant mixture should be boiled for about two or three minutes in a liter of water, and once filtered and sweetened to taste, eaten three times a day between meals with a splash of lemon juice.
Fenugreek can also be taken in the form of drops or capsules, which you can find in convenient vials or packs in your trusted herbal medicine. The recommended doses, which will have to be confirmed by your doctor who knows the specific needs of your body in detail, are seventy / one hundred drops to be taken twice a day or two / four capsules a day, in both cases before meals at least for thirty days.
Other uses of fenugreek
Among the various remedies to cure the unsightly discomfort caused by acne and pimples, we find in pole position the fenugreek. With its fresh leaves, your herbalist can prepare a pasty cream to be applied in the evening on acne growths, with clean hands to avoid the risk of infections, and massaging for about fifteen minutes, then washing the skin with warm water taking care to remove the residues. This treatment cures and prevents the appearance of blackheads, pimples and even wrinkles and other skin blemishes.
Even against cellulite it is possible to take advantage of the extraordinary properties of fenugreek. The components contained in the seeds of the fenugreek in fact hold the record for their antioxidant capacities, thanks to a mucilage with emollient properties which constitutes an excellent garrison to help our skin keep itself toned, young and hydrated. This extraordinary product can be prepared for use even at home. It will be enough to mix two hundred grams of fenugreek easily available in herbal medicine with a handful of flour and five hundred milliliters of sesame oil.
The soluble fiber contained in the fenugreek makes this vegetable very useful in weight loss processes. The soluble fiber in fact, present in abundance in the fenugreek, expands in the intestine offering our body a pleasant sensation of fullness that inhibits hunger and the desire to ingest excessive doses of food, in addition to greatly facilitating the digestive process.