Parts used: Seeds
Alternative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bitter, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, mucilant, vulnerary
Choline, iron, lecithin, minerals, protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and D
Fenugreek is one of the oldest herbal remedies and was thought of as one of the most effective medicinal herbs.
Fenugreek has a reputation of being able to dissolve hardened masses of accumulated mucus in the body. It helps rid the lungs of mucus and the bronchial tubes of phlegm. Fenugreek combined with lemon juice and honey can help soothe the throat and reduce fever. It also helps expel waste through the lymphatic system. Fenugreek is known to contain antiseptic properties that help kill infections in the lungs. It is also recommended for treating an inflamed gastrointestinal system. Fenugreek contains 30 percent mucilage that may be used as a poultice on wounds, inflammations, boils and skin ailments.
Fenugreek helps reduce mucus in cases of asthma and sinus and bronchial congestion. There is evidence of anti-inflammatory activity and this may explain why some individuals with arthritis have been helped with fenugreek.
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