Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Traditional uses of Methi (Fenugreek) - a kitchen spice… as an #ayurvedic medicine

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Today's topic for discussion:  Once again Traditional uses of Methi (Fenugreek) - a kitchen spice… as an  #ayurvedic medicine

Rayomand Parabia: V use methi seeds purified in milk…It's giving good results

Jyotsnaben Rawal: Methi is the best galactogoggue home remedy.all the prasuta (pregnant) women have to take methi in any form 2-3months after pregnancy.it also inhibits the backeche.removes the  uterine impure' blood ,shamans the uterine dhoshas and  normalise the uterine function.

Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: Methi has nutritional as well as metabolic value...its increase agni. I think it especially works on asthi dhatu agni, so its helpful in calceneal spur or other bony spur.. Methi is essential contain of Gujarati Dal, methi having Bitter taste(tikta rasa) that balance other taste...
Gujarati Dal-- Methi- tikta rasa, Tuver dal- kashaya rasa, Jaggery/sugar- madhur rasa, Nimboo/ imali- amla rasa, salt- lavana rasa, hari mirch- katu rasa... If we add methi in Dal then it makes shad-rasa (six tastes) preparation..

Argentina Dr. Fany Rosman: Hi Prerak each morning I take 1 Tea spoon of fenugreek seed + flax+ chia. This improve my high colesterol levels. I Belive that also may lower glucose levels.

USA - Vd. Sucheta:  I use methi seeds in my hair oil.Also in hair mask.

Dr. Ashish Dholakia: I have only experience of mathi is to be Consumed during winter

Anand Javeri: I've heard that if 1tsp methi seeds are consumed before bed, then they release all the accumulated gas in our body the next morning. And the stool also passes with ease. Specially beneficial for cardiac patients & aged people. I've also heard that people soak 1tsp methi seeds in water & consume it the following morning. It gives energy.  Have also heard that methi has steroidal properties.

Sunil Sharma : For me methi and ajvain has been quite useful in knee and joint pain . Now I take it very irregularly in a day .

Chanod Swami Vijay: I am using every night it helps me in gas trouble

Dr Bhagyashri Panchal: Methi is commonly taken by the persons with knee joint pain....it also gives result

Dr. Kamlesh: Sprouted methi dana is more effective then seeds. We can use it in all vata aggrieved conditions and diabetes Mellitus type 2 management.

Dipak Padia Osho:  250 gr Methi seeds, 100 gr Ajwain seeds and 50 gr Kali jiri….
 I am using this combination and found miracle result with personal use…. It has shown benefits in more then 15 conditions.

Dr. Satyendra Sharma: I have taken this combination myself and provided several people, it is very beneficial for abdomen obesity

Dr. Ashish Dholakia: Any documented evidence for this?

Vd. Nischal Pandya: It is good in agnimandhya n  good for health

Ayurveda Garden Kanubhai Yogi: Very interesting group....getting useful informatioms from the experts..Thanks

Anand Javeri: Somewhere Mr. Prasad wrote about some combination with methi which is beneficial for abdomen  obesity.  Please throw some light on ABDOMEN OBESITY.

Sunil Sharma: Abdominal obesity, also known as beer belly, beer gut, pot belly, front butt, spare tyre or clinically as central obesity, is when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on health. There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease.

CAUSES OF OBESITY
The currently prevalent belief is that the immediate cause of obesity is net energy imbalance—the organism consumes more usable calories than it expends, wastes‚ or discards through elimination. Some studies indicate that visceral adiposity, together with lipid dysregulation and decreased insulin sensitivity,is related to the excessive consumption of fructose.Greater meat consumption has also been positively associated with greater weight gain, and specifically abdominal obesity, even when accounting for calories.
Alcohol consumption
A study has shown that alcohol consumption is directly associated with waist circumference and with a higher risk of abdominal obesity in men, but not in women, in the present population ....
MEDICINAL USES OF FENUGREEK ( METHI )
Fenugreek seeds Trigonella foenum-graecum
Fenugreek is much used in herbal medicine, especially in North Africa, the Middle East and India. Research has shown that the seeds can inhibit cancer of the liver, lower blood cholesterol levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
Due to its estrogen-like properties, fenugreek has been found to help increase libido and lessen the effect of hot flashes and mood fluctuations that are common symptoms of menopause and PMS. In India and China it has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux. Fenugreek also has a long history of use for the treatment of reproductive disorders, to induce labor, to treat hormonal disorders, to help with breast enlargement, and to reduce menstrual pain. Recent studies have shown that Fenugreek helps lower blood glucose and cholestrol levels, and may be an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. It is also being studied for its cardiovascular benefits.......

According to a recent study conducted in India, it has been found that Methi powder and yoga can be used to treat diabetes. The fenugreek seeds consist of an amino acid which can start the production of insulin in the body which in turn can help you to lower the level of blood sugar. Methi powder can be used to avoid the type 2 diabetes as it aids in controlling the metabolism of glucose in the body. The side effects related to fenugreek is very uncommon, provided a person consumes it in moderation. Hence it is imperative to take the suggestion of your doctor, before including fenugreek in your treatment plan for diabetes, so that he can ensure that it will not hamper the absorption rate of the other medications, if any, that are consumed by you for the diabetes treatment.. When taken with meals, fenugreek can slow how quickly the body absorbs sugars. One amino acid that is found in fenugreek has been reported to increase the production of insulin when blood sugar rises. This is not saying a diabetic can take fenugreek instead of insulin....

Anand Javeri: Thanks for your courtesy Sunilbhai Sharma …about abdomen obesity.

Dr. P. A. Deshpande: Sprouted methi seeds and moong in proportion of 1:1 is very much useful in detoxification and nutrition. I am using it for lever detoxification and in cancer as a nutritional supplement. Sprouted methi seeds are also used in diabetes and high blood pressure. Juice of methi leaves is used in medicinal bath for the patients of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis in combination with other alkaline inputs with ozone. Thick paste of methi leaves is used for arthritis for topical application like mehendi.

Rajal shukla: Good for replecement of calcium…..good in Hair fall….Good results with combination with Sunthi in backpain……Garbhashay sankochk …..So gives side effect in aartavadhikya

Exi kir: Methi is "Vayu Nashak". Moreover, it is a good medicine for "Diabetes". It is my personal experience that when I eat "Thepala made with Methi leaves" in my dinner, I do not face constipation next day.

Pt. Nirali Kaushal Shah: Good for stomach ache

Dr. Dipa Mehta: It is very useful in digestive disorder. Haridra, methi and sunthi very good combination for obesity, skin problems, aamj vyadhi.
Sujok Nivruttiben Pandya: To enhance Hemoglobin have fenugreek  (methi ) after both major meals.

Vd. Rupa Raval: Fenugreek is very good hair conditioner

Rita Chmpwat : How use methi for dayabities

Dr. Sudhir shah (neuro): Drs use merhi for DM and arthritis ; relatives of pt use to haress Drs ! :D ;D ;D

Shrikalp Deshpande: Methi powder is good in Arthritis and GIT constipation.

Sales Tax Dhvanish Shah: I use it some time for Stomach problem

Prof. Siddharth Panchal - L J Pharmacy: Methi has an active component Diosgenin which has been proved for its anti-arthritic activity as well as anti-diabatic activity.. It has anti-inflammatory activity so helpful in arthritis or other inflammatory disorders..

Dr. Hardik- MD: My research topic is chaturbeeja churna  and nirgundi taila  matra basti in management of gridhrasi(sciatica). methika seed is ingredient of chaturbeeja churna. I have got wonderful result in 30 patient.

Vd. Ritaben Nadiad: Dr hardik  share ur experience with us and how to use chturbij churn and nirgundi oil

Dr. Hardik- MD: Chaturbija churna 4gm dialy twice with hot water  before meal….Nirgundi tail matra basti 60 ml at evening after dinner about 6 to 7 pm….Matra basti has 3 sitting….Matra basti is given by me for 3 weeks with 2 days interval after every week

Vd. Dipam Tripathi: Methi is vaatkaph nashak and pitt kopak....so keep this in mind....who take methi for arthritis and complaing for acidity…..Its balya also....so  methi laddu in winter....its helpful in osteoarthritis... jwar (mild fever),
Its useful for 'prasuta'...(after delivery) ....
Vd. Prerak Shah: Being an experience Vaidya and practitioners I would like you all to comment on different anupana with methi in different conditions. And why is it so?

Vd. Manhar Prajapati: Methi as tea / decoction for sandhivat or vatvaydhi (arthritis)

Vd. Prerak Shah: @ Manahar: why methi tea in ssandhi-vata?

Vd. Manhar Prajapati:  Methi is Ushna virya…effective on vata dosha

Vd. Prerak Shah: When u boil methi and make extraction, a steroid called diosgenin is released in water, which works better on pain. That's why if u want to use methi as pain killer, it is better to give in tea form.

Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: Good info sirπŸ‘πŸ‘

Shri Minoo parabia: Very true. For prolonged use, it is a practice in our family to mitigate Methi by soaking in cows milk for 3 days. Strain and discard milk. We used sudh Methi in our preparation Osteonic meant for Arthritis.  I have found it better. Changes need study.

Bunty Gandhi: Beside thsese, Methi powder for hair wash. Useful in dandruff as our elders says in home...

Dr. Rajnish MP: methi powder & souf powder isuseful in obesity

Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Whole methi seeds are useful to stop diarrhoea

Shri Minoo parabia: Commendable information is emerging out. Keep it up 😊

Vd. Hardik bhatt: Fenugreek - methi Dana with castor oil tea gives good result in constipation ,aam condition , and controls vata.

Dr Dipak Shirude: I always advice some home preparations to some of my patients .. For Diabetics ..Put some methika seeds in warm water for 6 hours .
Soak them out and let them dry under roof or early morning sunlight .
Grind them but not much fine ( like Rawa or soji ) . Fry that powder in little quantity of cow ghee . Keep this in a glass container . One can take this 1/2 to 1 tspoon with warm water up to thrice a day .. It depends on the other medicines the patient is consuming .. This is simple and easy and the most important is that it is fresh and genuine . Methika seeds, Ajwan seeds, Krishna jeerak seeds
all powders Some patients take this combination for stomach ailments .. It acts as Aam pachak and stimulating to the peristaltic movements ..

This cool winter morning, we  eat a big methi laddu .. One can name it Methika Modak !! It’s recipe:  Methika beej, Kaju, Badam, Godambi, Pista, Khuskhus, Anjeer, Khareek, Khobara,  Salem mishri, Punjab mishri (both these are kinds of Musali), Dink (raisin of Babul tree), Gud, Cow Ghee …..This is the traditional formula. I am getting this since my childhood. This is a kind of prevention to vata diseases and to restore the energy by taking benefit of raised Agni in the winter !!

Vd. Ketan bhimani: "methi kahe hu mongha muli, range pili lagu. Maro vapras thai to va kahe hu bhagu."

Dr. Archna Panchal: Roasted methi powder with buttermilk best in intestine problems.

Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: Daily supplements of an extract from Fenugreek may enhance female libido, say results of a double-blind randomized placebo controlled study.

A standardized extract of Trigonella foenum‐graecum was associated with significant increases in measures of sexual cognition, arousal, sexual behavior, sexual drive, and orgasm, according to findings published in Phytotherapy Research……..The study used Gencor’s Libifem ingredient and was funded by the company…….“The results of this clinical trial have demonstrated that the specialized extract of T. foenum-graecum seed extract (libifem) has a positive effect in enhancing sexual function in healthy menstruating women with self-reported low sexual function,” wrote researchers from The University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland, Integrated Health Group Pty Ltd, and Medlab Pty Ltd.

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