Green methi leaves, wonder herb for diabetics, know its other benefits

The Hush Post|02:10 pm| 2-min-read

As winter approaches, you often see a lot of greens in the choice of vegetables. One of the most common and cheap green vegetable (though it is a herb) available is the methi leaves, at peak season you get it for Rs 10 per bundle. Read the benefits of green methi leaves:

Managing diabetes

The healing properties of fenugreek are quite similar to cinnamon (dalchini). Both have anti-diabetic properties, they control glucose metabolism. Methi balances blood glucose homeostasis and reduces cellular insulin resistance.

Fenugreek’s high levels of soluble fibre slows digestion and carbohydrate absorption rates. This in turn lowers blood sugar level.

Constituents of methi function in a similar manner as anti-diabetic medicine glibenclamideWord of caution Since fenugreek decreases blood sugar, diabetics must be particularly careful if they use other diabetes medications, such as glimepiride, insulin, or glyburide. The combination of fenugreek and some diabetes medications may result in dangerously low blood sugar levels.

They also helps in preventing and treating Type II diabetes.According to medical researchers, fenugreek lowers blood sugar levels of Type II diabetics by a huge percentage.

Good for liver

Methi leaves are the best for your liver, for treating poor liver functions and dyspepsia (abdominal fullness, heartburn, nausea, belching, or upper abdominal pain). It is also helpful in treating gastric problems.
It is also used for curing dysentery and diarrhea. These leaves are also used in the powdered form allergies or congestion of the upper respiratory zone.

Cuts down trigycerides, LDL

Fenugreek leaves have an incredibly strong effect on blood lipid levels; it may also prove helpful in lowering atherosclerosis ( narrowing of arteries and hardened due to plaque). Patients suffering from lipid fluctuations benefit hugely from this herb.
They cut down cholesterol levels, LDL and triglycerides while pulling up their HDL levels. For lessening triglycerides and LDL Wash methi leaves and soak them in water overnight; next morning, strain the water and consume it .

Other benefits

Methi leaves reduce platelet creation, which, in turn, lowers the chances of sudden blood clotting in the heart.
Like most other spices, fenugreek too contains strong antioxidants. It is also beneficial in protecting other internally generated antioxidants from any kind of damage.

Side-effects

Maple-syrup-scented urine, breast milk, or sweat are some of the side-effects.

Asthmatics have reported worsening symptoms.

Pregnant women should be especially cautious in taking fenugreek, as it promotes labour. Its uterine-contracting properties could potentially cause a miscarriage or early labour and delivery.

Also, those suffering from thyroid problems should avoid fenugreek as it is believed to cause hypothyroidism.

Reduce effects of harsh chemicals with methi hair treatment

Apply a thick paste of methi leaves on your scalp and keep it for forty minutes. Next, rinse it off with cold water. You can repeat this practice once or twice a week. It works as an excellent alternative to unsafe chemicals found in shampoos.

How to store methi leaves for later use

Dry leaves in a shady place and grind them into fine powder. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in a vessel and put the dried powder in it. Next, heat the pot for a couple of minutes before use. Finally, allow it to cool down. Once the mixture has dried up, you can use it for different purposes.

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