Anytime anyone is my house gets a tummy ache this drink is what I turn to. It’s an amazing cure for several things. I always add a lemon slice in mine when I allow it to steep which really makes it taste great. Fenugreek has a natural nutty flavor and smells like maple syrup.
Fenugreek has a long history of use for stomach troubles. In China it is used for abdominal pain. In Egypt, it’s a standard tea for upset stomachs. A warm, comforting brew for the stomach, fenugreek is anti-inflammatory, cleansing, and has a soothing mucilage that coats and moisturizes an aggravated stomach lining.
It’s been used to help regulate menstrual cycles, ease labor pains, and encourage milk flow for breastfeeding. Soaked in water, the seeds soften and swell, and are used for digestion, countering both constipation and diarrhea. It has battled asthma, allergies, and other respiratory ills. It’s a classic “drug” for blood sugar (glucose) control which modern science has strongly seconded.
Pregnant women should not eat fenugreek seeds, because they contain saponins, an active compound that is found in oral contraceptives. Research indicates that fenugreek could induce a miscarriage.
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 lemon slice
1 cup hot water
1. In a cup, add seeds, lemon and water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, drain and serve.
Yields: 1 cup