May 9, 2011

Introduction To Glorious Fenugreek Tea

Since ancient times people from many cultures have been using herbal Fenugreek tea for lots of reasons.  Fenugreek is cultivated around the southern Mediterranean regions which is well-known in Greece, Southern Italy, North America and India where it becomes one of the ingredients in curry after being dried and ground. Fenugreek tea is processed from the seeds of the plant.

Benefits of Fenugreek Tea
Fenugreek contains alkaloids lysine as well as L-tryptophen as the active constituents. It is suggested to take fenugreek tea after meals as the chemical compound discovered in fenugreek can help for digestive process. Some studies stated that an amino acid existing in fenugreek can aid in inducing or stimulating insulin  production, when blood sugar levels are elevated. The other fenugreek benefit is that it also has ability to  lower harmful cholesterol in those who suffered from diabetes.

A substantial amount of fiber is existing in fenugreek. Along with it, fenugreek tea is popular used for weight loss as it can help in fat metabolism. Fenugreek tea is also helpful in caring kidney disorder.  In fact  fenugreek tea can aid to expel phlegm as well.

Fenugreek tea is used for lactating women in India, for it has ability to promote breast milk. Fenugreek is sometimes used externally as it has ability to soothe irritated skin and helps in relieving surface aches and pains as well.

Fenugreek Tea Recipe
How to make fenugreek tea?. Actually, the fenugreek tea recipe is quite simple. In making fenugreek tea, you need 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and a cup of water. Then bring the water to boil and steep the seeds in it for as long as you can. The longer the better, but it is suggested you steep it for a minimum period of 30 to 45 minutes. Now boil the tea for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain and remove the seeds and serve it either hot or cold, as well as with or without sugar 

Side Effects of Fenugreek Tea
Even though fenugreek tea has a lot of benefits, however, there are some fenugreek side effects as well. If fenugreek tea is taken in big amounts during pregnancy, it can cause early contractions. Some adults as well as children may suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, and others, because of fenugreek tea consumption.

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