Fenugreek Seed Tea, Herbal Healing Benefits & Magical Uses

Fenugreek Seed has always been one of my favorite, go-to herbs, here’s why! First, here’s an easy, quick, and delicious homemade Fenugreek Coco Tea I whipped up last week. I did a bit of research and found amazing benefits of Fenugreek both for the physical body and spiritual (magical) uses. Fenugreek Seed has an enormous benefit to the body for both men and woman alike; its one of those herbs you should know about and use regularly as a spice, in curries, teas, tonics, even washes as its been used for thousands of years by many global cultures through antiquity.

In Love, Abundance, and Empowerment, Ria! 

 

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Ria’s Tasty Homemade Coco Fenugreek Tea 

Fenugreek seeds (1 tablespoon)

Ginger (raw root) – (2 tablespoons or 2 inches of raw root ) 

Ground Turmeric – dash added
Ground Cinnamon – dash added
(Ground Nutmeg – dash added)* alternative flavor/spice

Coconut Milk (organic from can or homemade blended and strained) 

Raw Sugar or Raw Honey as sweetener 

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Directions: 

Boil together organic Fenugreek Seeds and Raw Organic Ginger Root in pot of 1 cup water high to medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Steep 15 minutes to strengthen and absorb flavor of tea potency. Strain or poor liquid in cup can add a few seeds and raw ginger root to cup. 

Add ground Turmeric powder and organic Cinnamon to cup and stir. Add sweetener of choice such as Raw Sugar or Raw Honey. Enjoy! 


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Fenugreek Wellness

There’s always some herbs lying around the house and in my case I reached for fenugreek! Iv’e always loved fenugreek seeds and have kept them as a staple herb in my cupboards for decades. I have no idea why I love this herb so much, yet instinctively  prepared a tea when my body most needed its healing benefits. It’s an ancient herbal remedy with potent healing properties that are both for men and women as a restorative tonic to increase so many health and reproductive benefits; including feminine wellness (breastmilk and cup size, curvaceous body type, increased appetite that stabilizes to maintain body fat, reduce menstrual cramps, aid reproductive health) for men it increases testosterone levels, libido and overall hormonal health. It’s great as an eyewash for pink eye or conjunctivitis (inflamed eyes) used with more well-known eye herbs such as Fennel, Chamomile,  Eyebright (clary sage), Aloe Vera. Fenugreek is also great for the lymphatic system, blood cleanser, warming stimulant, aphrodisiac, carminative, mucilage, emollient, demulcent and so much more! 

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For skin care, it’s great for boils, wounds, tumors, abscesses, and ulcers. For respiratory health its potent for soothing coughs, mucous, and lung ailments such as bronchitis, fevers, flus, colds, sinus infections, phlegm, inflammatory conditions and infections, even herpes. It’s a strong digestive aid for gastrointestinal and stomach ailments. Improves sex hormones, endocrine glandular health, immune health, circulatory system health, nerves, and sensory organs. Not to leave out the skeletal and muscle joint body parts and physiology. 

As a caution (precautions), however, pregnant women should use with caution or abstain from use or use under medical supervision. Also those with nut or chickpea allergies use with caution. Diabetics should use with caution and seek medical supervision to control blood sugar levels. 

Otherwise, Fenugreek is truly an ancient healing herb for both spices and culinary goodness while providing enormous healing and nutritive benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. 


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Fenugreek Seed Healing Benefits 

Materica Medica

Latin nameTrigonella foenum-graecum

Other Names: Bird’s Foot, Bockshornklee, Greek Hay Seed

Family: Fabaceae family

Parts used: seed

Actions: nutritive, phytoestrogenic, restorative, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, emmenagogue

Description: The small seeds are a yellowish brown color and bitter to taste when crushed seed. Also maple-like flavor.

Taste/smell: Mucilaginous, bitter, maple-like taste.

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Nutritional Facts 

(For 100 g or 3.5 oz)

Energy  323 kcal (kilocalories) 

Carbs 58 g

Fiber 25 g

Fat 6.4 g

Protein 23 g

Calcium 176 mg
Iron 34 mg

Magnesium 191 mg

Manganese 1.23 mg

Phosphorus 296 mg 

Potassium 770 mg 

Sodium 67 mg 

Zinc 2.5 mg 

Vitamin C 3 mg 

Vitamin B6 0.6 mg 

Vitamin B3 – Niacin 1.64mg

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine .322mg 

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin .366 mg 

Vitamin B9 – Folate 57 μg (microgram)


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Quick Look Healing Use

It is used in gastrointestinal inflammation, coughs, colic, diarrhea in infants, cholesterol level reduction, diabetes and as an eye wash for inflamed eyes. Externally, it can be used as a poultice for inflamed, irritated skin conditions. 

Preparation and Dosage:

Dosage: Freshly powdered herb: 1/2 -1 teaspoon per cup of cold water, let sit for a few hours and drink; decoction: 1 teaspoon per cup of water; or 1:3 dry liquid extract: 10-50 drops 1-4 times per day.

Made into a tonic

Applied topically: crush seeds and use as a poultice.


Traditional Medicinal Use

IMG_9659_Fenugreek_GingerTeaBreastfeeding mothers, promotes milk flow and production, makes women curvaceous, may add weight gain than stabilize, increases appetite, helps diabetes symptoms (reduce blood sugar levels).

Additional Healing Benefits

  • Increases mens testosterone levels and libido
  • Reduction of Fat but increase in appetite
    Heartburn 
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Cholesterol levels 
  • Diabetes & Blood Sugar levels symptoms 
  • Reduce muscle pain and fever 
  • Improves Liver and Kidney health 
  • Reduces Menstrual cramping 

Topical Use:

  • For eczema and skin ailments

Cautions: 

  • May induce allergic reactions for some with nut or chick pea allergies.
  • May be unsafe for pregnant women use under supervision and care as the herb may affect uterine contractions. 

Culinary Use

Well-known global use in India, East African, Middle East, China, Turkish, Ancient and Modern Jewish cuisine; pickles, curry powders, pastes, sauces, stews, chutneys, breads, spice rubs, sweets, recipes. 


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Global Facts about Fenugreek

Bronze Age: In now Middle East including Iraq, modern day  Israel, Egypt and ancient Romans. 

Egypt: Egyptians used Fenugreek as a potent herbal healing remedy for childbirth, uterine health, fight infections, wound healing, and embalming rites for the Dead (Ancestral Realm). Found in Tutankhamen’s tomb and Papyrus Ebers (Luxor, Egypt).  

Mediterranean: Greek and Roman use. Greek Hippocratic medicinal uses and remedy. 

Middle East: Iraq (Tell Halal) used as spice and herbal healing. 

China: The Chinese to date use fenugreek in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Kidney health, Reproductive health and Liver health.


Resources: 

Fenugreek, Wikipedia. Retrieved from: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenugreek

Sharol Tilgner, N.D. Retrieved from: https://www.herbaltransitions.com/materiamedica/Trigonella.htm

 

 


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Magical Uses of Fenugreek 

As passionate researcher, I was shocked to find that Fenugreek is also used for its magical occult properties! As you may already know and have learned through your own studies and research, ancient cultures healed not only the physical body but the spiritual body using all of Earth’s and cosmic plentiful resources. We are so abundant with these many gifts and healing remedies.

fenugreek_magick_nsgMagic is an ancient science that was turned into fragmented labels including pseudo and evil by religious doctrine and secret societies. However, I’ve personally learned that not only did the Egyptians, Sumerians, Mayans, and other ancient earth cultures and tribal nations use magic but they recognized individual and communal power using higher senses and sacred communication with Nature and the Higher Self. 

Wealth Abundance Prosperity Herb 

House Money – psychic protection, health, happiness, grounding, increase and growth, bust size and bank size! 

Correspondence: 

Planet: Mercury
Gender: Masculine
Element: Air
Type: Plant
Deity: Apollo
Ruler: Moon
Tarot: The Magician (Alchemy)
Magical forms: Seeds, Powder, Wash

Uses:

Sprinkle Seeds in home at doorways, corners, thresholds to increase business, abundance, profit, opportunities

Make a wash for bath and floors including kitchen

Wash for intentions and psychic protection or evil eye

Fenugreek can be burned like incense (ground Allspice, Patchouli, and Dragon’s Blood on a charcoal in the home to attract money)

Can be carried in pocket or satchel

Kitchen Table: Set a bowl of seeds and increase intentionally as offering

 

In Love, Abundance, and Empowerment, Ria! 

 

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