When I say Fenugreek, you may feel lost. So let me refer to them as methi seeds. Is that better? Similar to a clover, methi is the local name for a common Indian kitchen herb, also found in the Mediterranean region, western Asia and parts of  southern Europe. Best known for stimulating hair growth, another benefit of methi is absorption of sugars in the stomach, ensuring maintenance of blood sugar levels among diabetic individuals.

Enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and folic acid, it serves as a powerhouse of minerals that effectively help prevent hair fall. To witness it’s goodness firsthand, make sure to soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight, add some lemon juice and water to that mixture in the morning, use only the liquid on your scalp, let it rest for a while before you rinse it off.

Moreover, methi seeds also include iron and calcium, all nutrients which are extremely beneficial for hair growth. Its high nicotinic acid content makes sure one doesn’t have to deal with woes of dandruff, bacteria or fungus on the head or a dry scalp.

Methi has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and moisturise the scalp, making it healthier to make way for dense hair. This is pleasant news for men with dry and frizzy hair especially, because fenugreek can serve as the ultimate conditioner, making your hair shiny and voluminous. This can be easily achieved by soaking fenugreek seeds in the water overnight, and then rinsing your hair with the strained water sans seeds, the next morning.

The elevated potassium content in fenugreek helps with conditions such as premature greying and baldness. Experts believe that to combat this specific condition, fenugreek paste should be formulated by grounding its seeds and mixing them with amla juice. Misters can apply this directly onto their scalp, leave in it for about an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Numerous people believe that methi is one of the best Ayurvedic and herbal remedies to energize hair follicles, promote scalp health and facilitate hair regrowth that is awesome and shiny. Although, please note that a small number of people may be allergic to it causing certain reactions. Make sure to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before commencing a dosage.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP