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Monthly Herbs with Elva - Fenugreek

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Monthly Herb Article


Herb Name: Fenugreek

Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum

What ailments would benefit from it:

  • Diabetes
  • Dyspepsia-indigestion problems like bloating, burping, belching, nausea
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation, anorexia, convalescence
  • Difficult lactation.

How does it works in the body:

  • Hypoglycemic
    • a substance that reduces the level of glucose in the blood
  • Tonic
    • improves the tone, vigour and function of the body, can boost energy 
  • Galactagogue
    • a substance that increases breast milk
  • Hypocholesterolemic
    • a substance that reduces the cholesterol in the blood
  • Demulcent
    • a substance that has soothing effects on mucous membranes within the respiratory and digestive tracts.

Personal thoughts:


For boosting the milk production when breastfeeding, Diabetes mellitus to help manage insulin Digestive disorders.
In Classical Ayurveda texts – tonic and aphrodisiac, Dyspepsia, Colic, flatulence, Rheumatism, Enlarged liver or spleen, Chronic cough.

Always speak to your health care professional to advise if this herb is suitable for you.


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