5 reasons why Fenugreek (methi) seeds are good for you

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: With a strong smell and bitter taste, fenugreek (methi) seeds are widely used as a herb, spice and vegetable in the Indian kitchen. Belonging to the family of Fabaceae, it is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop.

They come handy to prepare pickles, curries and salads and have immense health benefits. Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of various nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron.

Here are a few more reasons why fenugreek (methi) seeds are good for you:

-They are effective in reducing cholesterol levels.

-Due to presence of a compound called galactomannan, it helps combat against cardiovascular diseases.

-Eating fenugreek seeds also helps in aiding digestion process and cures acidity.

-Applying paste of fenugreek seeds on scars works wonders as it helps cure sunburns, eczema and other skin problems.

-If you encounter hairfall problem, methi seeds is the answer for it. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and grind it into a fine paste. Apply this on the scalp for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.