Fenugreek is an herb used for both culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries.
Fenugreek's Health Benefits
Fenugreek supplements are most often used by lactating mothers to increase production of breast milk. Fenugreek has also been studied for its effect on blood lipids like cholesterol and on blood sugar and insulin function and it is sometimes used for those purposes under the guidance of a physician.
Nursing mothers should always check with their doctor or pharmacist if they have questions about using dietary supplements while breastfeeding.
Using Fenugreek Supplements
Use as directed.
Side-effects and Cautions:
Use fenugreek with caution or avoid if you have a history of:
- Peanut or chickpea allergy. Fenugreek is in the same family with peanuts and chickpeas, and may cause an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals.
- Diabetes or hypoglycemia. Fenugreek may reduce blood glucose levels