Fenugreek ~ Blood Sugar & Mucus Manager

Posted at 11:00 - July 11th, 2019 - Megan & Jae - Education Guides

Fenugreek is one of the oldest known herbs used for medicinal purposes. It was reportedly used by Hippocrates in many healing protocols. Since that time, it has been used in both Eastern medicine traditions and Western herbal treatments. By 1875, it was referred to as “the greatest medical discovery since the dawn of history”.  

Benefits

Blood Sugar / Diabetes

  • Has been used to lower blood sugar levels
  • May regulate insulin production

Mucus Issues

  • Has been effective in dissolving stagnate mucus
  • Tests have shown it to be at least 30% mucilage (mucus-reducing)
  • Specifically helpful in reducing mucus build-up due to dairy consumption
  • May loosen and/or expel mucus and phlegm accumulation in bronchial tubes

Lymphatic Support

  • Supports lymphatic drainage
  • Improves circulation by helping to remove accumulated toxins within the lymphatic system

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  • Has been used to treat lung infections
  • May sooth mucus membranes in the lungs
  • Poultices have been used to treat abscesses, boils, inflamed wounds and skin issues
  • Has a “drawing” effect when used as a poultice
  • Used as a gargle for throat infections
  • Often used after infectious diseases to assist in clearing and recovery
  • May be used with lemon juice and honey to help reduce fevers
  • Helps rebuild mucus membranes in gastrointestinal track
  • Reduces inflammation specific to the digestive system
  • Considered a stomach tonic
  • Its lecithin content has been used to help dissolve cholesterol and fatty substances
  • May assist in improving milk production

Parts of the plant used include for therapeutic purposes: Seeds


Authors

Megan is our product curator and store visionary. Personally vetting every product that comes through the door, she evaluates thousands of items each month with a focus on quality ingredients and value. Well-schooled in the supplements department and the editor of our in-store newsletters, she still insists her main job is raising three daughters! (Wichita, Kansas)

 

2019 marks Jae’s 20th year working as a Holistic Nutritionist and Supplement Specialist in the Health Food industry. This environment has afforded the opportunity to discuss health issues and solutions with thousands of customers and clients. Along the way, she has acquired multiple certifications including biogenealogy, environmental biology, holistic nutrition and various healing modalities. She is currently studying to complete a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition.

All Eureka Market Education Guides are intended for educational purposes only. The guides are NOT intended to substitute for professional medical consultation and as such, do not diagnose, prescribe or offer personal medical advice. Always consult with your health care professional before taking supplements with prescription medications.

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