What Are the Health Benefits of Methi Seeds?

Q: What are the health benefits of methi seeds?


A: Methi, or fenugreek, is an herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves and seeds have always been used in cooking and medicine-making. So, what health benefits do the methi seeds provide?

Identified Benefits:

  • Help diabetes treatment: Studies show that methi seeds could help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, probably because methi seeds contain fiber and other chemicals which may slow digestion and the body’s absorption of sugar.
  • Reduce pain in menstrual periods: Researches find that taking certain amounts of methi seeds in menstrual cycles helps reduce the pain in women with painful menstrual periods.

Other possible (but not proved) benefits include:

  • Improve exercise performance
  • Reduce symptoms of heartburn
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Help breast milk production
  • Reduce fat absorption
  • Reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Other conditions


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