Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant natives to India and southern Europe. The seeds have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat female reproductive disorders, bronchitis, arthritis, diabetes, and some others including low libido. This medicinal-plant used by ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Indian Ayurvedic, and traditional Chinese health-practitioners. Also, for many years, fenugreek has been used as a hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.
Recent studies have shown that fenugreek helps lower blood glucose levels, and may be an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. In one study, glucose levels in those with type 1 diabetes participants' urine fell 54 percent after taking 50 grams of fenugreek seeds twice a day. Other therapeutic benefits related to cardiovascular health showed that those who took 2 ounces of fenugreek seed each day had significantly (around 14%) lower cholesterol levels after 24 weeks, and had lowered their risk of heart attack by more than 25%. The same study showed that participants with type 2 diabetes had significantly lower blood sugar levels after eating fenugreek.
In terms of breast health, fenugreek seeds has a long history as breast enlarger due to its phytochemical content known as diosgenin. It is a phytoestrogen compound that mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen to promote the growth of new breast cells and increase the size and fullness of the breasts.
Diosgenin, a steroid sapogenins is the starting compound for over 60% of the total steroid production by the pharmaceutical industry. Other sapogenins found in fenugreek seed include yamogenin, gitogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogens.
These phytoestrogens further are going to get converted into estrogen and progesterone. These two hormones are crucial for breast development, as well as nourishing and stimulating for nursing women; it's going to increase milk production. This is the main reason why breasts are going to get fuller and increase size rapidly with fenugreek seeds.
Fenugreek seeds also contain fiber, amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine and fenugreekine (a component that may have hypoglycemic activity) which all have many health benefits. It is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Other nutrients include iron, silicon, sodium, and thiamine.
For that reasons, this herb becomes popular to be found in breast enhancement products, including Breast Actives™ to accelerate the progress of breast growth and firmness the shape without leaving the concern of breast health.
You can also make your own remedy with this seed. Dried seeds should be lightly roasted before using (don't overdo it though, or they will become bitter). After roasting, they are easily ground, A small amount will complement many other spices, but too much can be overpowering. If the seeds are required as part of a curry paste they can be soaked overnight to swell and soften, and be easily mixed with the other ingredients.