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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

General Side-effects of Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek or methi is an important ingredient in Indian cuisine and has great importance in Indian Ayurvedic traditional medicine. Though fenugreek is valued for its flavor and has many health benefits, like any other spice that has both advantages and disadvantages; fenugreek has disadvantages too! 

However, it is not advisable to completely omit fenugreek from your diet, but you should always be informed about the adverse side effects that can be caused if fenugreek is not used responsibly. 

Side Effects of Fenugreek seeds on your Health

Allergic Reaction- Fenugreek is best for your skin and hairs but if used excessively it can cause negative reactions on your skin. Common symptoms include skin irritation, inflammation, rashes, and fainting. Methi is the best remedy for any skin or health problem but excessive consumption to get results quick makes methi to cause skin allergy. Discontinue its use if you face any of the allergic reactions.  

Hypoglycemia- Fenugreek seeds can cause low blood sugar level or hyperglycemia that can further affect the glucose supply to the brain. As the brain is the most important organ of the human body any change in its functioning not only causes serious damage to your brain but also affects your overall health. Improper functioning of the brain can result in seizures, brain damage and to more severe can also cause death. 

Diarrhea- When suffering from loose motions or diarrhea we have been advised to take methi powder with a glass of water to overcome our stool problem. But if you consume more then good for your diarrhea problem, rather then curing it will worsen the situation. If you are breastfeeding mother you might suffer from this problem a lot and it can get easily passed from mother to child. Fenugreek can cure both hard & loose stools but we need to be careful with the quantity.   

Excessive Intake Unsafe for Children- Children immunity is very soft and they are very sensitive for any medicine being it allopathic or herbal. While treating children we need to be very careful excessive intake of fenugreek causes unconsciousness and loose motions in children. Only half a teaspoon of fenugreek is advisable for children in any health problem.

Body & Urine Odor- Inappropriate consumption of fenugreek seeds causes a change in your body & urine odor. The smell is sickly sweet like that of maple syrup and many people don't prefer the smell. However, always be careful with the quantity of fenugreek seeds consumption. 

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