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Are Fenugreek Seeds Good for Kidney Failure Patients

2014-08-29 23:02| Font Size A A A

Are Fenugreek Seeds Good for Kidney Failure PatientsAll Kidney Failure patients are required to have a strict diet restriction in order to control various symptoms or complications. If you happen to be a kidney disease patients, it is essential to know that what can you eat or not. Well then, are fenugreek seeds good for them?

First, let’s see the nutrition of fenugreek seeds.

Fenugreek is an herb that is commonly found in the Mediterranean region of the world. Its seeds and leaves are primarily used as a culinary spice, it is also used to treat a variety of health problems. Its seeds have found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium and diosgenin (which is a compound that has properties similar to estrogen). Besides, other active constituents in fenugreek are alkaloids, lysine and L-trytophan, as well as steroidal saponins.

As a matter of fact, fenugreek seeds have several benefits for kidney failure patients which are as follows.

Lower blood glucose and treat diabetes

Diabetes is one of leading causes of kidney disease. And high blood sugar can damage the kidney tissues. Some studies show that both type 1 and 2 diabetics have a normal blood sugar levels after taking it.

Lower cholesterol levels

Due to renal function, kidney failure patients are prone to suffer from high cholesterol levels which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Some contents of fenugreek seeds can lower bad cholesterol levels.

Herbal cure for skin inflammation

Research has shown that fenugreek is an effective topical treatment for skin problems such as abscesses, burns, eczema and gout and rash and so on.

Natural cure for heartburn and acid reflux

They contain a lot of mucilage which helps smooth gastrointestinal inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestine.

Fenugreek is generally considered to be safe when used moderately, there have been reports of a few side effects. Nausea is one common side effect. And it is not recommended to the women with pregnancy. If you are currently taking oral certain medicines, you’d better contact your doctor.

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