In India, every kitchen is well-stocked with a range of fascinating spices: clove, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cardamom, and more. Each of them impresses us with their unique properties. The fact that these spices are enriched with healthy nutrients gives them an additional edge. So much so that food and health experts worldwide have been exploring the mystic world of spices since time immemorial - one such spice being methi or fenugreek seeds. Commonly found in every kitchen, these minuscule, yellow-coloured seeds add a strong aroma and pungent flavours to a recipe, elevating the overall taste. According to Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr Anju Sood, "Methi seeds contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and carminative properties that help promote several bodily functions, especially in regulating blood sugar levels in the body."
Methi-soaked water is a popular practice in Ayurveda that helps manage various common and serious illnesses. But did you know that this concoction could also be great for your hair health? Let's elucidate further.
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How Does Methi Tea/Water Benefit Your Hair Health?
1. Induce Hair Growth:
Alongside potent antioxidants, methi seeds contain iron, protein flavonoids, and anti-fungal properties too. According to a study published in the journal "Molecular Nutrition and Food Research," these properties help induce hair growth and treat dandruff and other fungal issues on the scalp and hair roots.
2. Improve Hair Volume:
A study published by ResearchGate found that participants who included methi in their diet experienced an improvement in hair volume within six months. They also experienced less hair fall over time.
3. Treat Scalp:
Methi seeds contain anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce oxidative stress in the body. A study published in the "Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology" found that these properties further treat dry and irritated skin, allergies, and more.
How To Make Methi Tea:
You can prepare it in two ways - first, you can soak a teaspoon of methi seeds in water overnight and drink the concoction the next morning; secondly, you can boil a teaspoon of methi seeds in water, strain it, and enjoy it as tea.
What Is The Right Time To Drink Methi Tea?
According to experts, the best practice is to start the day with methi-soaked water for proper detoxification and other bodily functions. However, it is always better to consult an expert to understand the right dosage of methi tea, considering your age, medical condition, and tolerance.
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