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Noorjahan and Champa’s remedy

Noorjahan’s remedy: To improve immunity and keep cholesterol and blood sugar under control, take 50g fenugreek seeds, 50g bitter cumin seeds and 50g carom seeds. Dry roast each separately for one minute, leave to cool down and grind together. Take one teaspoon daily with warm water.

Champa’s remedy: For stomach pain, place one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water, soak overnight, in the morning drain the water and eat the seeds on an empty stomach.

Origin: Mediterranean region, Asia and Egypt. Cultivated in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, China, Southern Europe and North Africa.

History, myths and legends: Tutankhamun was entombed with seeds from this ancient herb. It has been used since ancient times in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Fenugreek seeds were said to be almost a panacea. Traditional uses included bronchial problems, tuberculosis, gout, general body pain,swollen glands, skin problems, infections fever and low libido.

Remedies: Fenugreek contains potent antioxidants that have beneficial effects on the liver and pancreas, making it useful in the treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol and digestive issues. Also known for helping with joint pains, and skin conditions.

Please note: It is advisable to check with your Doctor before taking any home remedies


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