BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK LEAVES FOR SKIN, HAIR AND HEALTH
One of the most unique aspects of fenugreek benefits is that, is a very useful herb in any form – powdered, seeds, dried leaves and as a vegetable. Apart from being used in methi paratha (fresh leaves) or as a spice (kasuri methi), fenugreek benefits many cosmetic and health purposes. Here are the fenugreek benefits on the skin:
- Anti-blemish: fenugreek benefits in getting rid of dark spots and blemishes caused due to acne. Take a quarter cup of fenugreek seeds and boil them for 5 minutes. Now let the seeds soak in the water overnight. Next day, remove the seeds from the water and grind them into a thick paste. Apply this paste, evenly, on your face and wash it off with water after 15 minutes to see the fenugreek benefits for yourself.
- Anti Acne: The antifungal and antibacterial properties of fenugreek benefits in keeping the facial skin pores germ-free.
- Moisturizes the skin: Some researches also show that applying fenugreek benefits in smoothening or softening the skin by removing dry and dead skin flakes.
- Anti-aging: It is also believed that making fenugreek paste along with a tablespoon of curd can prove to be effective to keep your skin wrinkle-free, to a certain extent. The paste should be used once in 5 days.
- Reduces dandruff: The antifungal and moisturizing properties of fenugreek benefits to lessen the dryness of the scalp. Again, a concoction of fenugreek paste with curd is to be used. Twice a week apply this mask on your head for about 20 to 30 minutes and wash it off with a shampoo.
- Promotes healthy hair growth: Boil a bowl of coconut oil with a handful of fenugreek seeds till the seeds slightly change their colour. After the oil cools down, strain the mixture and massage your scalp with the oil at least an hour before your head-bath. Use the oil twice a week to reduce hair fall and make use of the fenugreek benefits.
- Adds shine: for glossy hair, just soak fenugreek seeds in lukewarm water for a night. Then make a paste of the seeds and apply it on your hair, till the roots, like a hair mask. Wash it off after 30 to 40 minutes and say hello to your shiny tresses. Paste of fresh fenugreek leaves too can be used.
- Reduce bad cholesterol.
- Prevent and control diabetes by regulating the absorption of sugar by the body.
- Aid weight loss by facilitating digestion and bowel movement.