Arabic Name : Hulba, Fareeqa
Bengali Name : Methi
Chinese Name : Hu lu ba
English Name : Fenugreek, Bird’s Foot, Greek Hayseed
French Name : Fenugrec sénegré
German Name : Bockshornklee, Kuhhornklee, Griechisch-Heu
Gujarati Name : Methi
Hindi Name : Methi
Kannada Name : Menthya
Kashmiri Name : Meeth
Latin name : Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn.
Marathi Name : Methi
Persian Name : Shamleez
Punjabi Name : Methi
Sanskrit Name : Methika, Methini
Urdu Name : Methi, Tukhme Hulba
Fenugreek (Methi) contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens and removes excess mucus and phlegm. Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Fenugreek is also a recommended remedy for all manner of gynaecological problems, including infection of the uterus and inflammation of the vagina and vulva. Also useful in leucorrhoea, painful menstruation, pain in the back and for minimising the symptoms of menopause. Lowers fever and detoxifies the body.
Fenugreek (Methi) is also used in colic, flatulence, gastritis, dysentery, diarrhoea, dyspepsia with loss of appetite, chronic cough, bronchitis, dropsy, upper respiratory catarrh, fever and enlargement of the liver and spleen. Also used to induce childbirth and to increase breast-milk flow in nursing mothers, for which it is perfectly safe, and also has a reputation of stimulating development of the breasts. One of its constituent, diosgenin, is employed to make synthetic estrogen, and it is believed to be the activity of this constituent that encourages the growth of the breast tissue. Normalises a women’s system after delivery.
Indications : Abdominal Distension, Allergies, Anaemia, Anorexia, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Baldness, Blackheads, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Chilblains, Colic, Colitis, Congestion, Constipation, Convalescence, Cough, Crohn
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 6 g powder of dried seeds.
Contraindications : During pregnancy, as it can be a uterine stimulant.