Fenugreek extract according to studiesfenugreek helps to reduce cholesterol level naturally, especially that of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL). They are known to be a rich source of steroidal saponins that prevent the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides. The presence of galactomannan,plays a key role to maintain healthy heart&decelerating the absorption rate of sugar into our bloodstream, thus preventing diabetes mellitus. It also contains a high amount of potassium that counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.
Fenugreek contains 16-20 % of protein, other amino acids which help to nourish body elements and prevent malnourishment. As per Ayurveda fenugreek is Tiktarasam, Ushna veerayam, which helps to reduce Vata & kapha & stimulates appetite. Seeds are mucilaginous, demulcent & due to its astringent action stops loose motions. Seed extract, when taken internally, helps as an emmenagogue to women who suffer from oligomenorrhea, by virtue of its Uterus compression property. A Gruel like a recipe prepared of seeds helps as galactogogue by stimulating milk ducts in post natal care.
Externally the seeds extract paste applied over hair scalp prevents hair loss & helps to stimulate hair growth. Also, poultice of flour seeds applied to affected area reduces inflammation and pain.