Updated: Dec 5, 2022
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Fenugreek seeds are widely used in the Middle East and especially Egypt where they soak and boil the seeds and then enjoy it as a tea with a sweetener, and sometimes milk. Recently, fenugreek started to be used in making supplements especially for breastfeeding moms, yet many people do not know that fenugreek oil can be used for many other health purposes! Below, I will showcase some of the best uses of fenugreek oil that you never heard of, some oil recipes, and share products for easier find.
Now lets jump into the amazing uses of fenugreek oil:
Breastmilk Supply Increase Booster
If you're breastfeeding and not getting enough milk, or if you're trying to increase your supply, fenugreek oil is your best friend. It's rich in "linoleic acid" which helps the body produce more prolactin—an essential hormone for lactation. It can also help remove excess fluid from the body, which can lead to bloating and discomfort.
Fenugreek can be taken as a yummy tea (go to recipe), but if you're using it as part of your breastfeeding routine, it means you will use it more often and so I would rather recommend you use the oil topically to get the benefits while limiting any side effects.
Method of Use:
Healthy Hair and Scalp
Fenugreek oil is a good source of vitamin B and iron, which are known to help maintain healthy hair and scalp.
Vitamin B helps in the production of melanin which results in stronger, healthier moisturized hair as well as new hair growth. It actually is one of the best oils for high porosity hair. You may also use it as a natural curl moisturizer, too.
Fenugreek oil is also a DHT blocker where by coating scalp, it prevents DHT from penetrating the hair shaft and leading to damage, breakage, and hair fall.
Method of Use:
1 teaspoon of Fenugreek oil
1/2 teaspoon glycerine
2 drops of sandalwood or cedar wood essential oil (optional, for added benefits and scent)
Apply the mix on your hair away from scalp if you are looking for a natural leave in conditioner and moisturizer.
For scalp treatment and DHT blocking, use this mix as a pre-poo on your scalp and leave on for an hour before you wash your hair as usual.
Sexual Desire and Arousal
Fenugreek oil can be used as a medicinal herb that helps with sexual desire, arousal and lubrication in both men and women; a real natural libido enhancer. It contains compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. These types of chemicals are known as phytoestrogens which help libido and sexual response by increasing blood flow and sensitivity in certain tissues and so improve nerve function.
Fenugreek oil can be applied directly to the skin or added to coconut oil and used as a lubricant.
Method of Use:
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek oil
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Mix them together and apply topically.
Fenugreek is a highly-active hormonal herb that is considered as one of the safest and most effective natural ways to balance hormones in men and women. In men, it can help increase testosterone levels and prostate issues. For women, it helps ease menstrual pain and PMS symptoms, as well as improve fertility.
Women tend to have higher levels of estrogen and progesterone, whereas men have higher testosterone. These hormones are responsible for affecting the menstrual cycle and sex drive.
Excess estrogen: may cause symptoms such as heavy periods, breast tenderness, mood swings and fatigue. Menopause, on the other hand, is caused by low estrogen the production which may cause hot flashes, vaginal dryness and thinning hair.
Progesterone deficiency: low progesterone can lead to heavy or irregular periods along with anxiety and depression.
Low testosterone: affects libido in both men and women but it’s more commonly seen among older men who experience a drop in both libido as well as muscle mass due to a decline in ability to produce enough testosterone.
In a 1oz bottle:
1 tablespoon of Fenugreek oil
1 teaspoon of evening primrose oil
4 drops of clary Sage essential oil
Shake the oils vigorously and then start applying on your abdomen once daily for 4 weeks. Then take a week off and repeat.
Some people are concerned about their weight, and want to gain weight so they can be healthier. Some people want to gain muscle mass, and others just want to be skinny but healthy.
Fenugreek oil can help with this because it increases the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food products consumed. This leads to more energy being released in the bloodstream, which then helps exercise without feeling tired or fatigued. Thus, consider adding fenugreek oil to your workouts to gain weight
In a 2oz bottle:
10 drops of lavender essential oil
1tablespoon of fenugreek oil
3 tablespoon of sunflower seed oil
Add the lavender and fenugreek oil in the bootle and then fill up the bottle with sunflower seed oil. Leave some room for mixing. Shake well and start applying on your tummy twice daily for 4 weeks.
Also try consuming fenugreek tea but do not over do it!
Topical Use for Enlarging Certain Areas
Fenugreek oil topical use has been shown to help have better bone strength as well as enlarge certain body parts when applied directly onto them over time.
Some examples of areas to enlarge with topical use:
Fenugreek oil for breast enlargement
Method of use:
Apply neat fenugreek oil on the targeted area and massage. Repeat daily and consistently for 4 weeks and then compare the size to when you first started.
You may add other essential oils that help with blood circulation like cinnamon, clary sage, cumin, and rosemary. In a 2oz bottle of fenugreek, add up to 10 drops of essential oils in total.
Remember.. Consistency is key!
Fenugreek tea recipe:
For 1 serving:
1 cup of water
1 TBSP of fenugreek seeds (washed and strained)
Sweetener of your choice (optional)
Whole milk or heavy cream (optional)
Boil water in a saucepan and then add the fenugreek seeds. Let boil on medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Seeds should be chewable.
Enjoy drinking. Use a spoon to eat the seeds.
Side Effects of Over-Consumption
**It is better to talk to your physician before consuming it in large quantities (like including it in every meal every day). There is always a risk of elevated estrogen and breast cancer post-menopause.
Think of fenugreek oil as an ally in your food journey, not as a cure-all prescriptive. By following the recommended dosages and applying it to your day as a way to enhance your meals, you can enjoy its rewards—just don't overdo. And remember: always check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or health routine.