Fenugreek oil is a waxy liquid pressed or distilled from the seeds of the trigonella foenum gracecum plant. It is popularlyused for centuries across Asia and in the Mediterranean area. This essential oil is rich in saponins, phytic acid, and trigonelline. These nutrients, along with antioxidants, endow fenugreek oil with the power to fight cancer tumors, viruses, and free radicals to advance the process of aging.
|Scientific Name||:||Trigonella foenum.|
|Country of Origin||:||India|
|Colour and odor||:||Pale yellow to light brown liquid wth a bitter aromatic odor.|
|Extraction Method||:||By Steam Distillation Method.|
Fenugreek oil has the characteristics of a heart tonic that lowers hypertension and cholesterol. It can also be used as a diuretic to relieve water retention. Fenugreek oil has a reputation of soothing the nervous system and stopping muscle spasms. The oil has a reputation of soothing the nervous system and stopping muscle spasms. It is still used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat several diseases. It is known to make a yellow dye. Fenugreek oil is used to add flavor to tea.
Fenugreek Essential Oil is known for its quality in digestion. Fenugreek has been characteristic of being an laxative, carminative, demulcent, stomachic and expectorant. Beside the oil the plant itself has also been used againstsore throats, wounds, ulcers, diabetes, skin irritations, and in some cases for the treatment of cancer. As an expectorant, it is helpful in soothing and relaxing inflamed tissues, relieves congestion,reduces inflammation, and fights infection. Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, and is also a natural source of iron and sodium. It is reputed to be used along with insulin to aid in diabetes and to bring down the blood pressurefenugreek oil is that it acts as a phytoestrogen, that regulates ovulation, lactation, and sexual development of women. The faux estrogen in fenugreek has been known to increase milk production in nursing mothers.
Doctors generally advise women not to take fenugreek while pregnant, because the herbal oil has the capability to cause contractions in the uterus which may lead to miscarriage or premature labour. It is given immediately after childbirth to clear the uterus and increase lactation. When applied on the spot the oil is an effective treatment for eczema, whitlow, cold feet and skin cracks. It is used in treating ulcers and abscesses.
Fenugreek Oil Blends well with olive, sesame oil and cinnamon oils.
Use of fenugreek oil after my son's birth relieved me of the tension pains and gave me relief. It was suggested by my mother as a grandma's medicine. I suggest others also to use this oil whenever required.
- Mary Gomes