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Do Fenugreek Supplements Help Digestion?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:22 PM EDT

A herbal supplement prepared by crushing the seeds of the fenugreek plant has a vast range of health benefits. One of the best-known health benefits of fenugreek is its aiding proper digestion. These supplements are used in herbal remedies for treating various digestive problems including constipation, reduced appetite, gastritis, and an upset stomach. There are many other herbal medicinal uses of fenugreek such as its benefits for lactating mothers, help in increasing breast size, help in reducing symptoms of arthritis, benefits in controlling diabetes, and as an essential ingredient for traditional skin and hair health remedies. Let us see how fenugreek supplement help digestion and the health benefits of fenugreek herbal preparations in treating digestive disorders.

Fenugreek Supplements as a Digestive Herbal Remedy: Benefits in Digestion

Fenugreek is an herbal blessing for people suffering from digestive disorders or slow digestion. The supplements prepared from crushed fenugreek seeds are the commonest fenugreek supplements. These are a beneficial herbal remedy for eradicating problems of the digestive system including health problems like improper digestion, constipation, gastritis, loss of appetite, bloated or cramps in the stomach, and heartburn.
Among the herbal medicinal properties of fenugreek and its supplements, the prime benefits are in the treatment of various disorders or discomfort in digestion. Fenugreek is a good source of mucilage, an adhesive substance that is slippery and soothing in texture, rich in fiber, which coats the stomach and intestinal linings and helps in fighting gastrointestinal infection or inflammation. As these supplements are a rich source of mucilage, they are known for their health benefits in the process of digestion. Studies and research reveal that fenugreek can also benefit by treating constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastritis, and stomach ulcers.

Possible Side Effects of These Herbal Supplements

Though fenugreek herbal seeds or supplements have many health benefits, including benefits in aiding digestion, an overdose of supplements can cause side effects like diarrhea, gas, bloating, cough, facial pressure, nasal congestion and also might reduce blood sugar. Therefore, it is necessary to learn the proper dosage before using supplements. The optimal dose of fenugreek supplements is calculated based on the age and health of the person suffering from persistent digestive problems. As a caution, fenugreek and its supplements may be unsafe for children.

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Fenugreek is an herb with immense health benefits. The seeds and plant extracts are essential ingredients for many herbal medicines used for treating digestive, respiratory, and sinus problems and for countering anemia. Supplements made from crushed seeds of this plant are used as natural remedies.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:22 PM
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