Fenugreek, our very own humble methi dana, has long ruled over the kitchen space. Whether we talk about the chunky amber coloured seeds that go so well with the simple okra curry or the lush green saag that is customary teamed with potatoes; the culinary expanse and the versatility of fenugreek is limitless. The ingredient is also well known for its health benefiting properties, while many like to soak a teaspoon of seeds overnight and drink the herbal water first thing in the morning, most use the powdered form in hair masks and face packs to solve some of the most common skin care woes, fight dandruff and hair fall. Fenugreek seeds can go beyond rendering a spellbinding aroma and a distinct flavour to your meals, if used diligently, the ingredient can promise good health and a revved up immune system. We flipped through health books and called up experts to get a lowdown on the alternative uses of fenugreek seeds, and what followed was a goldmine of information worth sharing.
Methi dana is effective for diabetes
Though fenugreek seeds have a lesser role in curing fever, it certainly does away with some of the discomfort associated with conditions where fever is accompanied with diarrhea or dysentery. Fenugreek tea consumption may help get rid of the foul taste in the mouth that one often experiences during fever and prolonged sickness. Take half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and boil them. Let it cool down, strain out the seeds. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice, some honey and consume.