7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps

7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps

From the age of puberty to that of menopause, a lot of ladies experience a monthly pain spanning over a few days associated with their menstrual period. This pain is generally known as menstrual cramps and medically as dysmenorrhea.

As a lady, menstruation occurs to prepare your body for a possible pregnancy. This leads to extra thickening of your uterus. If intercourse and fertilization do not occur, the extra thickening is no longer needed thus it will be shed as menstrual blood.

To ensure that this happens, the blood supply will be cut from reaching the extra thickened layer, thus depriving it of oxygen and other essential nutrients. Without blood, it will begin to die off and the body will respond by releasing some hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins.

This, together with the spasmodic movement of the uterus to expel the ‘unneeded’ extra uterine layer is the reason for the pain experienced especially in the first few days of menstruation.

What Can You Do to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps?

A lot of ladies while experiencing period pains, rush to take Over-The-Counter drugs like Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Feldene and Diclofenac. While this will provide relief from the pain, its long term usage — especially without a prescription— is likely to do more harm than good. These drugs, known as NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs), could lead to diseases like peptic ulcer, aggravate gastric bleeding, and cause indigestion, diarrhoea, heartburn among others.

Now that you know this, it will be wise to switch to natural methods that will provide relief from the cramps without exposing you to more diseases.

Menstrual Cramp Natural Remedies

While some of these menstrual cramp natural remedies are yet to be proven scientifically, a lot of ladies have attested to their effectiveness in getting relief. This includes:

1. Use of Heat

This is done by gently applying a heating pad over the area. You can do this locally by filling a bottle with hot water, wrapping the bottle in a piece of clean cloth then rubbing it gently on your lower abdominal area, and sometimes back and thighs. A hot water compress (using a piece of clothing) or hot shower can also be done.

There are also other ways of making a heating pad.

The heat helps to relax the spasmodic uterine muscles and also improves blood flow. This helps a lot with the pain. A lot of women that use this method have found it to be very effective in getting rid of menstrual cramps.

2. Hydration

Body water is sometimes lost through vomiting and diarrhoea during menstruation. The cramps can be made more severe as a result of dehydration. Therefore, taking enough water helps to reduce the symptoms and is generally good for the health.

NB: Alcohol consumption should be avoided because it also causes dehydration.

3. Exercise

While exercise is generally recommended due to its numerous health benefits, it is also one of the menstrual cramp natural remedies. Performing exercises especially a few days before the period and within the first few days of the period has proven to be helpful.

Yoga is also a good substitute.

4. Acupuncture

This age-long Asian practice has been recorded to help reduce body pain by calming the nervous system. The practice of puncturing certain areas of the skin (acupuncture) and applying pressure on certain parts of the body (acupressure), both helps to get relief from menstrual cramps.

It is recommended that one gets an expert first before going for this method.

5. Massage

Massaging the areas where the pain is felt, I.e. the lower abdominal area, thigh and lower back, is also helpful. This is because blood flow is improved and the muscle is relaxed.

Massaging the area by using essential oils like lavender is said to give better results.

6. Tea

Drinking warm tea has also proven to be helpful. However, the tea must be caffeine-free, because caffeine worsens the symptoms. Herbal tea is preferred due to the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects of the herbs.

A good example is ginger and mint tea.

7. Choose What Foods to Eat As A Menstruating Woman

Foods rich in nutrients like Vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron reduce bloating, ease the pain and replace nutrients lost during menstruation. Food rich in fibre is also recommended.

You need to avoid or reduce the intake of excess sugar, fats and salts as all these aggravate the symptoms. You should consult a dietician to design a suitable meal plan for you based on your financial strength.

Is there any other natural method you know of? Please do let us know in the comments section.

10 Ways to Increase Productivity

10 Ways to Increase Productivity

Sometimes, we as humans burden ourselves with so much to do that we end up not being able to achieve much or do anything at all. Or we become demotivated and overwhelmed by the weight of what we need to accomplish. Becoming unproductive is not uncommon, and everyone has experienced it at least once.

Take these following steps in stride as they will help you in performing better and increasing your productivity.

How to Increase Productivity in 10 Ways

1. Start Your Day Right

Firstly, start your mornings well. I believe that your mornings determine how your day will be. An unenergetic morning may be one of the promoters of unproductivity. To increase productivity, you should gracefully start your day, putting yourself to a good start.

Getting adequate hours of sleep, sleeping in the correct position, reducing screen time before bed, etc. are some of the ways to get enough rest and wake up with a fresh start every day.

Try learning how to be a morning person if you are not one. You can also carve out a morning routine or ritual that fits into schedule and belief. A well-ordered morning will have a good impact on daily productivity than a rushed and undefined one.

2. Be Purposeful

Begin each day with a clear picture of what you want to achieve. A cleared path is easy to follow than a murky one. Being purposeful is not about your day alone but your life as a whole. You should seek your purpose continuously as you paddle through life, readjusting it as you go through different stages.

3. Set Timely Goals

In addition to being purposeful about your day, set goals. These can be long, mid, or short-term goals that resonate with the purpose you have set for yourself. Ensure that your targets are tailor-made for you and are achievable within the time frame.

4. Create a Realistic To-Do List

Do not, in the hunger to be more productive, make a list of things that is impossible for you to achieve. Doing this will worsen the situation and result in even less productivity. However, you should not make an unreasonably scanty to-do list when you can achieve more. A to-do list keeps you in check as to what your day-to-day life should revolve around.

5. Link Your Goals to the Items on Your To-Do List

Every item on your to-do list should have a connection to the bigger picture. For example, if your goal is to read more, then your to-do list should contain an item that makes that goal attainable. It can be reading a few pages per day or going out to get more books.

6. Ditch Procrastination

Procrastination is the thief of time. If you want to increase your productivity, you need to set fire to procrastination. Although most times misinterpreted as laziness, they are different. You can learn how to get rid of procrastination in these 7 easy steps. (link article)

7. Take Pauses

In case you’re unaware, you are not a machine. Even machines break down if they are used for long without stops. Learn to take pauses during work schedule as this will boost your productivity. Take a walk around the office, or a scheduled nap or game, etc. Nonetheless, be cautious of taking too long pauses that will take your mind off work and plunge you into another bout of unproductivity.

8. Stop Multitasking

When you do too many things at once, you tend to achieve less. You may get a false sense of doing many things, but you get too little done this way. Set your tasks in chronological order and take on each one at a time. Do this, and you will see how much more you achieve at the end.

9. Use the Reward System

Reward yourself when you achieve a goal or accompany a task. The reward should be in direct proportion to the goal achieved.

10. Be Fair to Yourself

Be fair when setting your purpose, your goals, and creating your to-do list. Do not push yourself to limits that you are unable to cope with. If you do this, you are setting yourself up to be less productive. Also, speak kindly to yourself when you are unable to finish a task in time or end up doing things outside your set goals.

Conclusion

You are only human, and humans are meant to falter. It is equally important that you do not, because of one slip out, ditch your whole plan. Pick yourself up and keep going even after you slip. Nobody figures it all out in one day.

Why 90% of People with Hepatitis Don’t Know About It. Here Is What You Need to Know

Why 90% of People with Hepatitis Don’t Know About It. Here Is What You Need to Know

The liver is the largest organ of the human body and is said to be the most metabolically active as well. its diverse functions are very important in maintaining normal function of the body, therefore a disorder of the liver can cause serious problems to the whole body and can even lead to death.

Read: Best Foods That Increase Metabolism.

Inflammation of the liver is known as hepatitis, Hep. It can be caused by several factors, some of which can be prevented by vaccination and good personal hygiene.

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis globally on a yearly basis. 90% of this is from Hep B and C, while the remaining 10% are as a result of other forms of viral hepatitis. Nigeria has a prevalence of 8.1% for Hep C and 1.1% for Hep B ()

HepB is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in Nigeria. This is most likely because of the poor rate of vaccination, little awareness about the disease and high rate of exposure to it.

During the 2020 World Hepatitis Day observed in Nigeria, the Minister of Health stated that about 20 million people out of the approximately 200 million people in the country are chronically infected with hepatitis. This indeed is a reason to be concerned and proactive in preventing the spread of the disease.

Types of Hepatitis

Hepatitis can be classified as viral and non-viral. When health professionals speak about hepatitis, they are usually referring to the ones caused by some identified viruses; these are Hep A, B, C, D, and E. Research have shown that there are also F and G.

Non-viral ones could be caused by excess alcohol consumption, drugs, toxins, other diseases and even autoimmune factors.

Causes of Hepatitis

As mentioned above, there are several types and each has a different cause. Below are some of the causes:

Hepatitis A

It is caused by the HepA virus. Hepatitis is acute (symptoms develop in a very short time) and just like other viral infections, it is infectious I.e. it can be spread from one person to another. It is most commonly transmitted by consuming food and/or water contaminated by the faeces of an infected person.

This is possible when good hand washing habits are not maintained especially after using the toilet.

Hepatitis B

This is caused by coming in contact with the body fluids of people infected with the HepB virus. It is transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, sharing of needles/razors/toothbrushes, tattooing, body piercing among others.

Unlike HepA, HepC infection is chronic. This infection if left untreated or poorly treated, could lead to other liver diseases like cancer, cirrhosis (scarring) and liver failure.

Hepatitis C

It is caused by the HepC virus. Its mode of transmission is similar to that of HepB, and it is chronic as well. As a result of its chronic nature, the infected liver will be exposed to other diseases.

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D is caused by coming in direct contact with blood infected with the HepD virus. This type is rare because the virus can only survive when there is s preexisting HepB infection.

his makes it very serious and difficult to treat.

Hepatitis E

The virus causing this infection, the HepE virus, is mostly found in water contaminated with faecal matter, this is why it is more common in underdeveloped cities and nations.

Autoimmune Hepatitis

This is not common and its cause is not clearly known, but it is believed to be associated with other autoimmune disorders. In this case, the immune system which is actually responsible for protecting the body against infections will turn around and attack the body cells and organs — including the liver.

Symptoms of Hepatitis

As mentioned earlier, the liver has diverse functions. This includes removal of toxic substances from the body, production of bile needed for digestion, production of somebody proteins (e.g Albumin). Therefore, an infection to the liver will affect these functions and lead to the manifestation of some of the following symptoms:

Yellowing of the skin and eyes; a condition known as jaundice.

Abdominal pain

Fatigue

Fever

Diarrhoea

Loss of appetite

Nausea and vomiting Etc.

How Do You Treat Hepatitis

While HepD and E currently have no specific treatment, other types can be considerably treated.

Hepatitis A

Patients infected with the HepA virus usually do not need medication because the infection resolves on its own. A good diet rich in protein and carbohydrates helps to repair damaged liver cells.

Patients are also advised to avoid alcohol and any drug that can worsen the condition and slow the healing.

Hepatitis B and C

Both can be treated with antiviral medication. Though this treatment is expensive and might have to be continued for a long duration.

Autoimmune hepatitis

Since this type is caused when the immune system begins to attack the liver, it is treated by using drugs that will suppress the activity of the immune system along with other drugs that will repair the damaged liver cells.

Prevention

Now that we know how dangerous hepatitis can be, it is important that we know how to protect ourselves from this monster of a disease. This can be done by doing the following:

Getting vaccinated against HepA and HepB

Maintaining good personal hygiene of handwashing after using the toilet and before handling food.

Avoid sharing needles, razors, other sharp objects and toothbrushes

Avoid having a blood transfusion in unclean places

Stay away from promiscuous and unprotected sexual intercourse

Always use protective clothing and equipment while treating patients or performing first aid

Reduce alcohol consumption or avoid it completely

Always consult with qualified health professionals before taking medications

Conclusion

Please help spread the message by sharing this with your family and friends to prevent this disease. Also, Send in your questions via the comment box below.

Ladies, This is How to Keep Your Man Happy

Ladies, This is How to Keep Your Man Happy

How to keep your man happy huh?! Just like men wonder what women want, women also do ponder on what would make men want them, focusing more on what will keep them happy and forever in one place. Some people do mention good food and crazy intimacy but are that enough? In today’s world, they can definitely get those two anywhere, any time of the day. Now, what exactly appeals to men enough to keep them happy, satisfied? Here’s a draft of what I believe will keep him feeling fulfilled around you.

Tips to Keep Your Man Happy

1. Respect

I can’t think of anything more important than this when considering how to keep your man happy. Respect is supposed to be a mutual thing in whatever type of relationship you’re in. But, trust me, this gender needs the respect gushing in more than we do. They have an ego that needs feeding and the most satisfying fast meal is respect. What is respect in this context?

Respect equates to knowing where, when and what to say, how to act etc. When you respect people, there is a line you’ll try so hard not to cross no matter how riled up they get you. Respect creates stability, stability brings about peace of mind. How?

When you respect your man, you know things like cursing/cussing him even in private is wrong not to talk of the public. Not even during fights as a couple, respecting means adhering to their principles and boundaries even during peaceful moments.

When your man knows you respect him, he feels safe (stability) and doesn’t have to fear the possibility of you disgracing him in front of his friends/family/colleagues during misunderstandings so he becomes at peace with his surrounding (peace of mind). Respect really is an important venture in any form of relationship. Not to talk of long term relationships.

2. Food

They say the fastest easiest way for a man is to get his stomach on your side/as an ally. Well, let’s just say men have a crazy appetite when they’re in the mood so make sure to learn, grasp those kitchen ropes to the best of your abilities if you are really bent on learning how to keep your man happy. Make efforts to learn his favourite meals, perfect them and serve them to him each time you feel like giving him the royal treatment.

Even if you’re not in the mood for spending more than two hours in the kitchen, here’s a tip; the average man loves beans. He’ll eat anything that comes with beans in them. So, except if your man expressed allergies, keep those normal meals Incoming with beans in them. After beans, quite a handful of them loves yam.

Pounded yam is probably their best swallow, then maybe “tuwon shinkafa”. So if you feel like giving them swallow, get yourself a yam pounder machine or reserve those energy to pound them yam once in a while. Okay, how about its month-end and you feel like giving him a treat from your payslip? Get those meat, fish and start preparing those pepper soups, peppered chicken etc. Men never go hungry for meat. I know quite a handful that can live on only meat if they’re changed.

Now, I know it’s the 21st century and we women have a lot on our plates to the extent a lot of us believe cooking is a luxury they don’t want to give to their men. Trust me, when you like him, you’ll genuinely want to take care of him. Men are so careless and carefree, sometimes, they have to be reminded it’s time to take care of themselves. And our mothers used cooking as a way to squeeze extra everything from our fathers because good food was a trusted point on their “how to keep your man happy” list, that trick of theirs is worth trying out.

3. Other Room Madness

Other room here simply means bedroom business. One of the easiest ways to vibe with your man is to be creative during bedroom escapades. Some people will believe this is an integral part when it comes to how to keep your man happy. If he’s the type who has got some serious hot energy, make efforts to match up to his madness. Be bold enough to take charge once in a while. Dominate him, you don’t have to wait until he comes for you. And even if he’s the low-key type, okay! How about you initiate trying out new things to spice up your escapades.

In a Universe dominated by the internet and technology, all you have to do is make research, take notes and implement them later. Surprise him by bringing something new to the drama once in a while. Another is you investing in that crazy lingerie you’ve seen being advertised online.

Get one, see if you can get some candles, and a little spring of flowers. And even if you can’t invest in flowers & candles to make your evening western romantic, just get that new sexy lingerie/nightwear. I’m positive your mind will come up with something cool, something enough to renew those vibes to send him into a frenzy.

4. Control Those Nags

One famous characteristic women are known for is being chatterboxes. It’s scary how we never get tired of talking, we never run out of topics when we get in the mood. So one thing we have to watch out for is unnecessary repetition. Most guys are not talkative so you really need to know the kind of conversing you do around them.

Nagging is just too much even for men who enjoy talking. So you complain to him about something he needs to do? Something of his you don’t like? A new thing you want him to get you? How about you give him time before you send in the second reminding. Unless of course, he’s the one who requests you remind him more often, try hard to hold in those constant reminders. It’s worse when you start adding sneaky remarks to those complaints. So keep those nags at a minimum.

Hearing you nag can get annoying and this, in turn, frustrate you, therefore tempering with peace of mind. When it comes down to you wondering how to keep your man happy, I want you to know Men love their peace of mind so keep off doing anything that’ll put a strain on it (Unless straining it becomes a necessity).

5. Let Him Have His own space

As much as we women enjoy the attention, those cute hugs, cuddles etc we still have days we just want to be alone. On Moody days we are not in the mood to connect with anyone. Now men have it worse. When they land themselves in some sort of trouble, or business isn’t progressing as it should, they start spacing out, away from their environment. There are days when all is well on them but stress hit them so hard that they just want to be left alone for a while, get their head cleared straight up or something like that.

Now I am not in any way implying you leave them completely alone. Things could get worse when they get too cut up in being alone. By all means, try to see if you can get what’s wrong out of them, it’ll make your whole work of cheering them up easier Just learn to ignore them when you pick up signs like less participating in conversations with them or worse, they start to annoy you with their words (not everyone enjoys taking when they’re moody). Remember how mothers let their toddlers loose but don’t allow them out of sight? How about you adopt those techniques!

Take care of them, communicate to them you are right there while allowing them the freedom to feel themselves. Females are wired clingy but you just have to try. Give him space while still reminding him you are available and you care. Another instance is during their football games. Sport and politics I’ve heard have a really special place in men’s hearts and lives. So if it’s time for his games, let him be. Giving him space will be of more benefit to you in this kind of situation. Let him enjoy the things he enjoys.

And please refrain from making fun of him if the game doesn’t go in his favour. Allow him to mourn for say 24hrs before you start with the tease/jokes. Things tend to get ugly when football is at stake. Lastly, allow him some boys time with his friends. Knowing when to drop the clingy gene is an important tip to how to keep your man happy. And I am positive your man will really appreciate your understanding of his needs.

6. Keep the Affection and Compliments Coming

Now, this may sound funny and out of place because we all know men are strong creatures who don’t need assuring/validating from anyone. But that is not entirely true.

While their need for compliment dwells on their need to feel capable, appreciated, ours dwells on the need for attention (we want to be noticed especially on days we go the extra mile). So if he goes out of his way to do something for you, get something for you, don’t forget to trade in those praises. He might show you it does not matter but trust me, deep down, he’ll be happy and would make efforts to do more next time.

Men have been programmed to portray these strong beings images in terms of emotions so you hardly see them being unnecessarily emotional. But hey! We are humans so we all have our rollercoaster of emotions always close to you so, make sure you show your man you’re really fond of him through praises likewise actions. Some of them like being ogled at openly (PDA). Either way, Baby your man!

I mean it when I say as much as men don’t fancy being controlled, they enjoy being babied. Babying is a swag of showing affection and when might be the perfect timing for this? How about you’ve noticed he’s stressed? Try massaging him while having silly flirty talks. Doing this amongst others during stressful moments will remind him of how much he is cherished. When he feels cherished, it’ll uplift his mood likewise relieve some of those stress.

So, once in a while, remind him how you appreciate everything he’s doing for you, the family, people etc in words and actions. You don’t have to wait until he makes extra efforts, always appreciate the little moderate ones he put in. Where you feel appreciated is where you’ll likely want to linger around. Oh! At least I forgot, compliments are another way to get your man doing things your way.

So you like him wearing a kaftan and he just can’t seem to get obsessed with them to that degree, how about you overdose him with those sweet compliments and unnecessary affection each time he dons on one! He’ll slowly but surely start yielding to that dress code you want. They have an ego after all. All you have to do is flatter and appeal to that ego. You can try this method with other errands or favours you want from him. So if you’re looking for how to keep your man happy, compliments and affection will undoubtedly score you points.

7. Have His Back

Be your man’s die-hard fan; always interested in what he’s up to. Remember, not everyone is comfortable with talking about their dreams/goals just like that thus, make inquiries. And if he starts spilling, engage him the best you can to keep the conversation flowing. Another bonus is him opening up more.

When he notices you’re interested and don’t want to be left behind, he’ll be so eager to share the latest with you (progress or problem) likewise get your opinion. How to make your man happy! Knowing you’re very much interested in him is another way to make him feel important. So, be your man’s first supporter.

Being a backup requires you to be less judgmental in really crappy situations, it requires the right words and actions to lessen the burden, make them feel better. Be that voice and action your man needs to calm his nerves down during heated/unpleasant situations and I’ll say he won’t be going anyway away from you.

Some people believe you can’t keep a man who does not want to be owned, not even marriage or children will do that for you. Everything you’ll do to him, for him will only keep him on a temporal stay. Eventually, he’ll find a reason to walk away, sometimes without you even realising he’s gone. This does not in any way mean we should not try.

I mean sometimes, they probably leave because they don’t feel fulfilled enough. Meanwhile, we females can’t help but want to be extra to people we have some sort of attachment/feelings for. When we love our men, we always think of ways to make them happy. We are nurturers by instinct after all…

Conlusion

Before adopting all the points on how to keep your man happy, just make sure you know “your man” is all in for you or expect nothing in return (not even the barest minimum) when you decide to go all out with the affections. Do it because you want to do it.

That way, more fun less disappointment.

If you enjoyed this, check out 13 proven ways to make someone love you.

16 Health Benefits of Fenugreek That Will Surprise You

16 Health Benefits of Fenugreek That Will Surprise You

Fenugreek is an annual herb that belongs to the Fabaceae family, the same family as soy. It is a leafy green legume native to Eurasia and Africa that is widely used for its nutritional and aromatic value, with India reported to account for its major products throughout the world.

The leaves of Fenugreek are rich in folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is also a storehouse of minerals such as potassium, calcium, and iron.  Adding fenugreek to your diet in the required dosage is safe and provides beneficial nutrients, mucilage, and fibre. The benefits of this herb are so much that many are yet to be scientifically proven. For instance, fenugreek is used for beauty and health purposes all around the world.

Below are 16 benefits of fenugreek which can be obtained from its seeds and leaves.

Benefits of Fenugreek

1. Fenugreek Is Good for the Skin

Salicylic acid present in fenugreek helps to unclogs pores while potassium, carotene, and vitamin C in the seeds boost skin elasticity. The oil made from the seeds which contain mucilage help in moisturizing, softening, and hydrating skin without irritating it.

Apply the paste made from fenugreek leaves preferably at night to prevent a fresh breakout of acne.  You can also apply fenugreek oil directly to the skin.

2. It Is Important For the Hair

Fenugreek seeds and leaves contain a variety of nutrients that promote hair growth as well as prevent dandruff. The paste made from the leaves promotes and preserves the natural hair colour and silky texture. Due to the high mucilage content of fenugreek seeds, it possesses hair conditioning properties that can treat dry scalp by moisturizing it.

Apply Fenugreek leaf paste to the scalp and rinse with water to improve your hair quality. Also, blend the seeds of fenugreek into powder, add into a hair mask or a conditioner in order to accentuate its benefits and soften hair. 

3. Fenugreek Can be Used as a Spice

The fresh and dried seeds of this plant have been used as a spice and flavouring agent for ages. The seeds have been described to have a natural sweet nutty flavour like maple syrup or burnt sugar. Fenugreek seeds when combined with other spices will give your saucy dishes a certain sweetness and flavour.

In addition, throw in fenugreek powder to your fry or add it to your soup to obtain its unique flavour.

4. The Plant Aids Digestion and Relieve Constipation

One of the benefits of fenugreek is that it aids digestion and relieves constipation. Fenugreek can improve digestion and prevents stomach disorders by acting as a laxative.

This is typical of foods containing large amounts of soluble fibre known as bulk-forming laxatives. When fenugreek seeds absorb water in the intestines, they expand and the volume increases. This will trigger a reflex muscular contraction in response to this pressure, thereby stimulating bowel movement. However, mucilage contained in fenugreek seeds when ingested will soften the mucus membranes to ease constipation.

Take fenugreek tea or drink water in which fenugreek seeds have been soaked to ease digestion. You can also mix about a teaspoon of fenugreek powder in a cup of water strain and drink it up.

5. Fenugreek Helps Fights Inflammation

Certain acids and substantial levels of antioxidants in fenugreek seeds make it a good anti-inflammation agent. Mucilage extracted from its seeds also contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Use fenugreek seed oil extract on inflamed places directly on the skin to ease inflammation.

6. Do you Know Fenugreek Treats Heartburn

One of the benefits of fenugreek is that it treats heartburn cases. Fenugreek is an effective treatment for gastritis. More so, it reduces the severity of heartburn by forming a shield over the intestinal lining to soothe gastrointestinal inflammation and prevent heartburn.

In addition, intake of a fenugreek fibre product, 30 minutes before two meals in a day will reduce the severity of heartburn. 

7. It Helps with Weight Loss

Fenugreek contains fibre that promotes a feeling of fullness and keeps people from overeating. If you want to lose weight, adding fenugreek seeds to your diet is a must. Furthermore, fenugreek seeds aid in reducing fat accumulation and enhance the metabolism of lipids and glucose which help in weight loss.

That is to say, fenugreek will help with energy extraction and also increase overall energy consumption. Therefore, it is going to increase calories burned daily and thus, increase weight loss

Chew fenugreek seeds twice or thrice a day to promote a feeling of fullness and satiation without having to eat much.

8. Fenugreek Also Helps with Weight Gain

Although fenugreek seeds in themselves do not make you gain weight they can boost your appetite. Also, with the intake of the right foods, fenugreek makes you gain weight. Furthermore, taking fenugreek seeds with a glass of water will help in absorbing the saponins found in fenugreek, which will increase your appetite.

More so, take a total of four teaspoons daily of ground fenugreek seeds or otherwise known as fenugreek powder with two cups of water after having some bites of bread or an apple. Then eat foods that are rich in calories and nutrients rather than fat.

This will help you gain healthy weight.

9. An Important Benefit of Fenugreek It Improves Breast Milk Production

More so, one of the benefits of fenugreek is that it increases breast milk production. Fenugreek may help stimulate milk production and flow in lactating mothers. Women use the seed to increase their breast milk production across Asia. This herb also contains phytoestrogen that boosts milk production in lactating mothers.

Moreover, drinking fenugreek tea seems to increase the supply of breast milk in mothers, which also promotes weight gain in infants.

10. Fenugreek Also Increase Breast Size

Fenugreek contains Phyto oestrogen which builds the level of prolactin in your body and also helps increase the size of your breasts by encouraging the development of breast tissue. Massage your breasts daily with warm water which has been brought to a boil with fenugreek powder.

You can also apply the oil on the breast directly and firm it up with a bra for better effect.

11. Acts As an Aphrodisiac for Men and Women

Fenugreek was one of the foods used as aphrodisiacs by ancient people in Rome, Egypt, and Greek. It has been used as an aphrodisiac used for centuries by men and women to increase sex drive. This is because the herb contains compounds that the body can use to make sex hormones like oestrogen and progesterone.

Fenugreek also boosts testosterone levels, a hormone that plays a vital role in many bodily functions in males.

12. Fenugreek Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

In addition, fenugreek seeds have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Ingesting fenugreek seed powder reduces pain associated with menstrual cramps and other symptoms such as fatigue, headache, and nausea.

This is one of the numerous benefits of fenugreek.

13. It Also Serves as Remedy for Fever and Sore Throat

The mucilage found in fenugreek seeds has a soothing effect on the throat. The seeds are said to provide relief for fever when taken with a tablespoon of lemon and honey.

14. Fenugreek Also Lowers Cholesterol Level

Fenugreek seeds are rich sources of steroidal saponins which intercept the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides. The seeds discourage the production of cholesterol in the liver and stimulate the production of good cholesterol.

15. You Can Use Fenugreek to Treat Diabtes

The fibre in fenugreek forms a thick and sticky gel in the intestine, which makes it harder to digest excess sugars and bad fats. In addition, fenugreek seeds help control blood sugar and decrease insulin resistance. 

Aiding diabetes treatment is definitely one of the benefits of fenugreek.

16. This Herb Reduces Aluminum Toxicity

Furthermore, fenugreek seed powder reduces aluminium toxicity by offering protection to the brain, bones, and kidneys.

Conclusion                                                      

Side effects of ingesting fenugreek may include diarrhoea, stomach upset, and other allergic reactions.  People with chronic health conditions or lactating women should speak with a doctor before ingesting Fenugreek supplements.

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