Re: Taking fenugreek seeds?
Yes, I have done it that way and I found the seed to be much more effective than the pills, which makes sense when you think how long that ground-up seed has been sitting in those pills... Start by taking a teaspoon-ful per day. You can put it in a cup, pour hot water over it, let it steep for a a few minutes, drink the tea, and then swallow the seeds. They'll be softened and easy to chew. If your sweat and urine start smelling like maple syrup, you're taking enough. If not, increase the dose by a teaspoon until they do. And don't worry too much about overdosing. Fenugreek is a commonly used herb in many world cuisines, and is quite safe unless you are a diabetic (fenugreek has been associated with lowered blood sugar levels).
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