Fenugreek Tonic

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Fenugreek Water for Feeding MomsFenugreek seeds are believed to increase milk production. Traditionally, fenugreek/methi is considered to cool the body temperature and so consumed during menstrual period too.

Also abiding to the tradition, Pregnant ladies are served with this fenugreek water(Vendhaya Kasahayam) once a day in their last trimester and still continued as postnatal drink for milk production.

Fenugreek Water for Lactating Moms

Fenugreek might cause bloating/gas problem as a side-effect and so it is always clubbed with Jeera water which alleviates these problems and also aids digestion.

Recently, I read that fenugreek water when drunk in empty stomach in the morning will keep the body healthy by reducing cholesterol and preventing diabetes & hypertension.

Fenugreek Tonic Water – Ingredients

Cooking Time : 8 mins | Waiting Time : 5 mins | Makes : 1 Serving
Suits: Pregnant Ladies, Lactating Moms, Dads-to-be

Fenugreek seeds – 2 tsp
Jaggery – 1 tbsp (optional)
Water – 1 cup

Preparation

1.  Add Fenugreek seeds and Jaggery to a cup of water.How to make Fenugreek Kashayam Step12.  Let it boil until the water is halved. It might take 5 to 8 mins. Cool it and then filter the seeds.How to make Fenugreek Kashayam Step2 Enjoy this healthy drink!

Vendhaya Kashaayam for breast milk

Tips/Tricks

  • You could skip jaggery while cooking and add honey while drinking.
  • If you could drink without jaggery/honey, better opt for it. As you are not advised to take too much sweet especially in the last trimester as it might cause gestational diabetes and this being a daily drink, you could better avoid sweet.

Fenugreek Tonic for Feeding Moms

Nutritional Benefits

Fenugreek seeds – Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, Folic acid, Vitamin K
Jaggery – Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, anti-oxidants

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