Before we discuss effective ways to use Fenugreek for fertility, understand that this plant is a powerful herb that has been adopted for centuries due to its ability to treat several health conditions, and also promote fertility in both men and women. Interestingly, Fenugreek contains essential nutrients that can help increase testosterone levels which promotes fertility. Scientifically, fenugreek is also called Trigonella foenum-graecum. Fenugreek is also called
• OKA OYIBO in Igbo
• KIMBA in Hausa
• ERU in Yoruba.
Did I forget to mention that this nutrient-packed plant is indigenous to India and some parts of North Africa, from where it spread all over the world?
How To Use Fenugreek For Fertility
Fenugreek has been shown to have a great impact on testosterone levels, and men and women have taken that advantage to boost their reproductive health. But the problem is that many may not know the right way to use fenugreek for fertility. This brings us to the topic of discussion on how to use fenugreek for fertility improvement.
1. Drink Fenugreek tea
You can make fenugreek tea by steeping 1-2 teaspoons of powdered fenugreek seeds in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Fenugreek is a nutrient-dense herb that can provide numerous health benefits when consumed as part of a balanced diet. Therefore drinking this tea once or twice a day can help promote fertility.
2. Take Fenugreek capsules:
You can take fenugreek capsules, which are available at health food stores. Follow the instructions on the label for dosage. But the better alternative to this is adding it to meals or tea which is more effective.
3. Use Fenugreek oil for aromatherapy
You can massage fenugreek oil onto your lower abdomen to promote fertility. Mix 1-2 drops of fenugreek oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil before applying.
4. Add Fenugreek seeds to Meals:
You can add fenugreek seeds to your diet by sprinkling them on your food or adding them to smoothies. Fenugreek seeds are also available in supplement form. It’s important to note that while fenugreek has been traditionally used to promote fertility, there is limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness. It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before using any herbal remedies for fertility.
Fenugreek sexual benefit for men
Fenugreek is a herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions. It is believed to be beneficial for men sexually. Here are Fenugreek sexual benefits for men.
Help to boost libido
Fenugreek is known to boost testosterone levels in men, which can increase their sex drive, a study reveals. Research reveals that testosterone is a sex hormone beneficial for both men and women. The level of testosterone in the human body affects sexual performance, energy levels, cognitive activities es, and bone health, including our mood. Research equally reveals that many have adopted the use of herbal supplements  to treat testosterone deficiency. Lastly in this section, Our testosterone level is equally influenced by age, meaning the older you become the lower your testosterone level becomes [3, 4].
Improved erectile function
Fenugreek may help improve blood flow to the penis, which can lead to stronger and lasting erections. Thanks to it Iron and vitamin B6 content promote the formation and flow of blood, especially toward the male organ.
Fenugreek has been shown to improve libido, sperm count, and motility, which can increase the chances of conception. It is a rich source of fertility-boosting nutrients such as Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and so on. Additionally, the intake of fenugreek for women is a good idea due to its rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may promote female fertility.
Reduced symptoms of erectile dysfunction
Fenugreek may help reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, such as difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. Since it is a rich source of Iron that boosts blood formation and circulation which is needed to maintain a lasting erection during intercourse.
Boost energy for sexual performance
Energy is needed for any sexual activity, and when there is none, it may result in a loss of interest, which influences sexual desires.
A study reveals that the Intake of fenugreek can help increase testosterone and energy levels, muscle mass, and strength due to its protein content. This can improve overall physical performance, including sexual performance.
Can eating fenugreek increase testosterone levels? Despite the above studies and researchers, some have contrary opinions as to how fenugreek can effectively boost testosterone levels. Therefore, an intensive, unbiased study is needed to solidify the existing claims.
Fenugreek benefits for pregnant women
Intake of fenugreek tea, supplement, or powered seed, when added to meals, may help prepare pregnant women before delivery, and ease pain during labor, as it was popularly adopted by people of ancient Romans. Additionally, in Chinese traditional medicine
It is used to treat leg weakness and swelling experienced by most pregnant women. 
Fenugreek and Breastfeeding Mother
A study reveals that the intake of fenugreek by breastfeeding mothers may help boost their breast milk production.
Fenugreek nutrients value
Fenugreek is a herb that is rich in several nutrients that offer numerous health benefits. Some of the key nutrients found in fenugreek and their benefits are:
1. Protein: Fenugreek is a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body.
2. Fiber: Fenugreek is high in fiber, which can help improve digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote feelings of fullness.
3. Iron: Fenugreek is a good source of iron, which is important for the production of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia.
4. Magnesium: Fenugreek contains magnesium, which is essential for maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and nerves.
5. Vitamin B6: Fenugreek is rich in vitamin B6, which is important for brain function, immune system health, and the production of red blood cells.
6. Zinc: Fenugreek contains zinc, which is important for immune system function, wound healing, and the production of testosterone.
7. Potassium: Fenugreek is a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart function.
Fenugreek Side effects
Fenugreek is an herb commonly used in cooking and traditional medicine. While it is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of:
1. Gastrointestinal issues: Fenugreek can cause digestive problems such as diarrhea, bloating, and gas.
2. Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to fenugreek, which can cause symptoms such as itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing.
3. Hypoglycemia: Fenugreek can lower blood sugar levels, which can be dangerous for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia.
4. Interference with medication: Fenugreek can interfere with the absorption of certain medications, such as blood thinners and thyroid medication.
5. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Fenugreek should be avoided during pregnancy in the first three months of pregnancy and breastfeeding, as it can stimulate uterine contractions and affect milk production. This is contrary to what I said earlier hence more research is needed to affirm this.
It is important to note that while fenugreek may have these benefits, it is not a substitute for medical treatment for any underlying health conditions. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplements or herbs.
JC is passionate about finding the impact of foods (feeding habits) on human fertility and reproductive health and a way to improve fertility.