Fenugreek benefits for hair

fenugreek benefits for men

Know in one minute about Fenugreek benefits for hair

  • Fenugreek is an excellent source of nutrients and antioxidants. Rich in folic acid, Vitamin A, C, and K.
  • It helps to maintain a healthy hormone level in both men and women.
  • The seeds of fenugreek contain phytoestrogen compounds.


Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.; Family- Fabaceae,) is a traditional herb and has been used as a spice as well as a flavoring agent. The seeds of these herbs are not only used as a spice but also very effective in preventing hair fall. This fenugreek benefits for hair is mainly due to its polyestrogen compounds and folic acids, many types of Vitamins like A, C, and K.

The plant is mainly grown throughout the world and has common names like Methi in (Hindi), Fenugrec (French), Bockshorklee (German), Fienogreco (Italian), Koroha (Japanese).  

Fenugreek benefits for hair

Fenugreek Seeds contain phytoestrogen compounds like steroid saponins, diosgenin, glitogenin, tipogenin, and alkaloids, like trigonelline, gentianine, and carpaine. These compounds reduce hair loss, increase hair growth rate, and show mild sensitivity effects (1). The best way of using fenugreek seeds to prevent hair fall is to either use it after soaking overnight and make a paste or use the fenugreek tea. 

1. Stimulates blood circulation

Eating fenugreek helps in increasing blood circulation to hair follicles. Thus strengthen the hair root and prevents hair fall.

2. Antiinflammatory and antimicrobial property

Fenugreek seeds have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties thus applying fenugreek paste or fenugreek tea on the scalp helps in reducing hair fall.

3. Rich in dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

It is a potent source of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker and multivitamin B. These are important in stimulating hair growth. Inhibition of DHT synthesis helps to prevent hair loss and resolve baldness (1).

How to use fenugreek paste for hairs

1. Soak one or two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight.

2. Grind the soaked seeds the next day with very little water.

3. You can add lemon to the paste for the treatment of dandruff or also can use coconut oil to make the hair shinier.

4. Apply the paste on the scalp and leave it for 20 to 30 mins maximum. Then wash your hair.

You can add fenugreek to your diet or as a topical extract. This helps in inhibiting bacterial growth and inflammation (2).


What are the benefits of fenugreek for hair?

Fenugreek contains various bioactive compounds that stimulate blood circulation, prevent hair loss, dandruff, and increase hair growth thus keeping hair healthy.