Fenugreek (Uluva/ Vendhyam/Methi) : Uses and health benefits
Fenugreek (Uluva/ Vendhyam/Methi) uses and health benefits are given here. Fenugreek commonly called as Uluva in Malayalam or Vendhyama in Tamil or Methi in Hindi has a lot of medicinal values and can be used as daily does for curing many problems. It is highly recommended for patients with diabetics,arthritis,LDL and many more.It is also advised for lactating mothers for better secretion of milk.
Fenu greek (Trigonella Foenum graecum) is an ancient spice. It has a strong aroma and bitter taste. In Malayalam it is known as uluva and in tamil vendhayam, methi in hindi. Most dishes of Kerala origin have them in common. In small quantity it gives flavor to our food. From ancient times this seed is used as a medicine which continues even now. Galacto gougose which promotes milk secretion is present in this seed. It belongs to pea family and is rich in protein, vitamin C, niacin and potassium and contains main component diosgenin which is similar to oestrogen (female sex hormone) in function.
Medicinal value of FenuGreek Leaf
Just like seeds, leaves too have a lot of medicinal value. This also can use as part of your dishes. It contains high quantity of minerals and low amount of calories. Methi paratha is a main dish in north India in which fenugreek leaves are the major component. In home we can grow plant in our garden. Once in 15 days we can take the leaf and use it for cooking. Normally it grows 2 feet in height.Fenugreek leafs is used as a remedy for the swelling of body part. Fry the leaf in a pan and bind it in a swelling position. The swelling will decrease.The leaf soup is a best remedy for the burning sensation of stomach.
Method of Preparation of soup
Add 1 teaspoon of the any cooking oil in a pan and add the items from 1-4 mentioned above. Then add two cup of water and allow it to boil. After boiling add the fenugreek leaf in to it and allow it to boil for two minutes. Filter it and serve. This is a best remedy for the burning sensation of stomach. The taste will be little bitter.