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Health benefits of Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are one of the most common spices used in Indian cuisine. Little do many people the many health benefits it has. Let us take a look at some of them.

Fenugreek seeds are very rich in vitamins like thiamin, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.

The seeds are also very rich in minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.

Fenugreek seeds are very healthy for nursing mothers. They are found to increase the production of breast milk. This is helpful for many people who have inadequate breast milk supply.


Fenugreek seeds are rich in saponins. These help in the reduction of cholesterol absorption in your body. It is also found that saponins can help in the reduction of body’s proportion of cholesterol especially LDL (the bad cholesterol).

Fenugreek seeds are found to contain a rare amino acid which is so far only found in fenugreek. This amino acid is said to have anti diabetic properties.

The fibers in fenugreek seeds are found to have prevented certain types of cancers. They are also beneficial for maintaining hormones like testosterone.

These seeds have a positive effect on male libido. Fenugreek seeds are helpful in digestion. They are said to be effective in treating heartburn or acid reflux.

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