Feenugreek - Info & Benefits  Uses & Recipes


The Fenugreek

Fenugreek Side Effects

Eating fenugreek is safe when consumed in small amounts.

When consumed in larger amounts (tea) it might be unsafe to take under pregnancy, although it is safe to consume it in food, in normal amounts. During pregnancy, consuming fenugreek tea is linked to inducing premature labor.

Fenugreek reduces blood sugar levels, thus it is not recommended for people suffering from hypoglycemia.

Another more common side effect of consuming large amounts of fenugreek is diarrhea or bloating.

Because of its diuretic effect, the fenugreek tea should be taken 2 hours before any oral drug, to avoid it interfering with the drug.

For safety reasons, people who suffer from blood disorders should not take fenugreek tea as it might slow blood clotting.

If you are allergic to peanuts or chickpeas there is a chance you are allergic to fenugreek as well as these plants belong to the same family.

If you take large quantities, your sweat and urine may smell like the maple syrup.

Also, it is not recommended to feed babies and small children with it.

As with anything, consume it in moderation and enjoy its benefits.