Methi are very beneficial for health and winter time is the best way to utilize it to the fullest. From hair to skin and health.
Fenugreek leaves or Methi leaves are one of the most widely used green leafy vegetables. These aromatic, bitter leaves can instantly enhance the flavour of any food.
Fenugreek leaves are used widely for its medicinal benefits to treat diabetes, constipation and even kidney ailments.
Fenugreek is truly a multi-purpose herb. People from Western Asia and the Mediterranean have used fenugreek for thousands of years to flavor food, improve health, and soothe skin maladies. In more recent years, fenugreek has gained global popularity as an herbal supplement with a variety of health benefits.
Whether you are making the traditional kadhi pakora or kaddu ki sabzi, the tadka of fenugreek seeds (methi dana) is a must. These yellowish brown seeds are imbued with a pleasant flavor and a powerful aroma evocative of curry powder. They not only add a punch of taste to the simplest of dishes but totally give a new dimension to these dishes. Apart from the delectable flavor, these seeds naturally come with a number of health benefits. They are not only good for your hair health but also for your overall body.
Fenugreek leaves are rich in fibre and have high amounts of Vitamins and minerals. The following are the nutritional facts of Fenugreek leaves per 100 gm serving:
- Total Calories: 50
- Carbohydrates: 58 gm
- Total Fat: 6 gm
- Sodium: 67 mg
- Potassium: 770 mg
- Protein: 23 gm
- Iron: 186 % of DV
- Vitamin B6: 30 % of DV
- Magnesium: 47 % of DV
BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK LEAVES FOR SKIN, HAIR AND HEALTH
One of the most unique aspects of fenugreek is that, is a very useful herb in any form – powdered, seeds, dried leaves and as a vegetable. Apart from being used in methi paratha (fresh leaves) or as a spice (kasuri methi), fenugreek leaves also have many cosmetic and health purposes.
- Anti blemish: Fenugreek can be used to get rid of dark spots and blemishes caused due to acne. Take a quarter cup of fenugreek seeds and boil them for 5 minutes. Now let the seeds soak in the water overnight. Next day, remove the seeds from the water and grind them into a thick paste. Apply this paste, evenly, on your face and wash it off with water after 15 minutes.
- Anti Acne: The antifungal and antibacterial properties of fenugreek, help to keep the facial skin pores germ-free.
- Moisturizes the skin: Some researches also show that applying fenugreek paste helps to smoothen or soften the skin by removing dry and dead skin flakes.
- Anti aging: It is also believed that making fenugreek paste along with a tablespoon of curd can prove to be effective to keep your skin wrinkle-free, to a certain extent. The paste should be used once in 5 days.
To get the maximum benefits of fenugreek leaves or seeds, it’s recommended to opt for their organic versions as they are free from any harmful pesticides and chemicals. Visit 24 Mantra Organic for the best of organic foods.