Methi Seeds are used to flavour several dishes and also form part of spice mixtures such as Panch phoron. One teaspoon taken with a glass of water every morning is said to have a soothing and cooling effect.
– Fenugreek acts as a detoxifier according to Ayurveda, as it has a bitter taste (which is one of the 6 tastes or ‘rasas’ in Ayurveda)
– It helps in medical conditions such as diabetes, stomach problems, high blood pressure, cholesterol etc.
– It is said to be good for lactating mothers as it helps increase milk production
– Methi powder is considered good for the hair as it is a natural conditioner and helps reduce dandruff. It is often mixes with other powders such as Henna or Amla powder and applied
Tip: Adding half a teaspoon of Methi seeds to the dosa lentil-rice-mixture while soaking will make dosas more crisp.