What is Fenugreek?
Fenugreek is a plant commonly found in Asia. It has been used in traditional Chinese & Indian medicine for thousands of years to help heal and cure the body.
Most notably it has a thousand-year history for use as a traditional libido booster and male sexual health revitalizer.
Its leaves may be used as herbs, its seeds may be eaten, round into a powder, or brewed as tea. It is common ingredient added to many Asian dishes due to its unique taste and flavor profile.
What Are The Benefits Of Fenugreek?
Fenugreek is one of the oldest plants used in traditional medicines that is still widely used today. It is estimated that humans have been using fenugreek for over 6,000 years!
Traditionally fenugreek has been used as a plant to help aid with digestion, reduce blood sugar levels, increase libido, increase breast milk in mothers, and boost male sexual health.
Fenugreek is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant. Scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of fenugreek as an anti-inflammatory and have speculated that fenugreek may help to aid people currently suffering from arthritis.
In a study published in 2011, 60 men between the ages of 25 & 52 with no history of erectile dysfunction reported that after supplementing with fenugreek they experienced a noticeable increase in libido. The study concluded that fenugreek as a significant positive influence on sexual arousal, energy, and stamina, helping users maintain healthy testosterone levels.
In another study done by the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, when combined with creatine supplementation, fenugreek shows notable abilities to help improve overall athletic performance, resulting in faster muscle buildup and steadily increasing resistance adaptation.
What Is Fenugreek Used For?
- Increases libido
- Aids in digestion
- Anti-Inflammatory agent
- Improves sexual health
- Boosts athletic performance
- Aids in muscle growth
- Helps maintain healthy testosterone levels
How To Take Fenugreek?
In traditional medicine and cooking, fenugreek is often eaten as leaves, seeds, powder, or brewed as tea.
As a dietary supplement, daily ingestion of fenugreek typically varies between 200 mg – 1,000 mg daily.
Side Effects of Fenugreek?
Fenugreek is an all natural plant that has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine in Asia and is regarded as very safe to take.
Strangely enough, regular consumption of fenugreek may add a maple-syrup like smell to urine.
For people with sensitive stomachs it may cause diarrhea and stomach aches. When applied to the skin, it may cause some irritation.