You shouldn’t use fenugreek as a replacement for diabetes drugs – but you shouldn’t take both, either, because they may interact with each other.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
Leading natural health website Natural Health Sherpa says it’s too soon to use fenugreek. The website recommends more research be done on this product before using it as a supplement to treat diabetes.
According to Natural Health Sherpa, “While fenugreek is used as a culinary spice today, it has a rich history of use as a medicine. Herbalists have long used the plant, its seeds, and its leaves as a remedy for a slew of ailments, including digestive problems, menopausal symptoms, and arthritis. It’s even said to help stimulate lactation (milk production) in nursing mothers.”
Despite appearing safe, the website says that more studies are needed to prove fenugreek as a viable diabetes treatment.
Natural Health Sherpa says that “science is just starting to catch up with its claims. That means few studies so far have examined its value as a treatment for conditions other than diabetes.”
Although many diabetic people may benefit from fenugreek, Natural Health Sherpa says that adding 1-6 grams of powdered fenugreek seeds is a lot of capsules to take.
Also according to naturalhealthsherpa.com: “Very high doses (more than 100 grams a day) may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as bloating, gas, nausea, and diarrhea, as well as nervousness, shaking, rapid heartbeat, and sweating.”
“You shouldn’t use fenugreek as a replacement for diabetes drugs – but you shouldn’t take both, either, because they may interact with each other,” warns the website.
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