Fenugreek / Hulhab is an herb similar to clover that is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The Fenugreek seeds / Methi ke Beej (میتھی کے بیج, میتھی دانہ) also known as Trigonella Foenum-Graecum, are used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. In manufacturing, fenugreek extracts are used in soaps and cosmetics.
Prophet Muhammed (SAW) is reported to have said
السعي للحصول على الشفاء مع حلبة
"Seek the Shifa (healing) with Hulbah"
[Reported by Qasim Bin Abdul Rahman]
Some doctors stated
"If people knew the benefits of fenugreek they would treat it like gold."
Fenugreek is taken by mouth for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, inflammation of the stomach (gastritis).
Fenugreek is also used to treat
It is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
Fenugreek is sometimes used as a poultice. That means it is wrapped in cloth, warmed, and applied directly to the skin to treat local pain and swelling (inflammation), muscle pain, pain and swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), pain in the toes (gout), wounds, leg ulcers, and eczema.
Throat, Chest & Stomach
When fenugreek seeds are cooked in water, they will soften the throat, chest and the stomach. It relieves coughing, dryness, asthma, hard breathing and increases the sexual drive.
It also relieves flatulence, phlegm, piles and the various accumulations in intestines.
Fenugreek seed dissolves the phlegm from the chest and helps against gastric and ulcer.
When its water is drunk, it will help against the pain in the stomach that results from accumulation of gaseous materials and will cleanse the intestines.
When it is cooked and the hair is washed with it, it will make it curly and will combat dandruff.
When the flour of the fenugreek seeds is blended with some vinegar and used as a bandage on the tumor of spleen, it will dissolve it. In addition, the woman who suffers from pain in the vagina due to a tumor will benefit if she sits in the water in which the fenugreek was cooked.
When it is used as a bandage and placed on hard / cold tumors, it will help dissolve these tumors.
When one eats the Fenugreek / Hulbah cooked in honey, dates or figs on an empty stomach, it will dissolve the phlegm that accumulates in the chest and stomach, and will help against coughing that accompanies such ailments.
Warnings and Precautions:
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.