Medicinal herbs usually have a wide range of effects, but probably the most versatile among them is fenugreek. Also known as the Greek seed, trigonella foenum-graecum, it has been used since prehistoric times in the Mediterranean belt and Asia in the household, industry, cuisine and medicine, and even in the process of mummification by the ancient Egyptians. The bright yellow colour that its seeds are infused with was used to dye wool, its leaves to repel mosquitoes; in the east, it is one of the obligatory ingredients of curry spices. Fenugreek is also known as a “cure for everything”, because it helps with a number of disorders, from wounds that are difficult to heal, through arthritis, bronchitis, abscesses, digestive disorders and disorders of the female and male reproductive systems.
Fenugreek is, one might say, ‘Jack of all trades’ – modern research has proven that. Studies have shown that fenugreek can lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and is effective in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The reason it is often present in spice mixes is that it definitely aides digestion and regulates our appetite, because it is rich in fibre and lecithin, which have an impact on the proper functioning of the intestines and metabolism of fats, and can also help with digestive discomforts such as stomach cramps, bloating, gas and diarrhoea. Fenugreek is also great for the respiratory system as it relieves chronic coughs, soothes an irritated throat, infections of the respiratory organs and of the oral cavity.
This plant has traditionally been used to boost fertility, both in men and women, and modern studies have shown that this absolutely made sense. One study examined the effect of fenugreek seeds on a group of men diagnosed with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) who received a 500 mg dose of this plant extract over 12 weeks. At the end of the study, it was found that in all participants, testosterone levels increased by 90 per cent, as well as the number, quality and motility of sperm.
As for women, the effect of fenugreek is even more interesting, both in terms of health and aesthetics. Fenugreek seeds soothe the turbulent PMS symptoms, regulate the cycle, but also help women who are entering menopause. Another clinical study conducted in 2017 followed 115 women with menopausal symptoms, between 40 and 65 years of age, with 59 of them receiving 600 mg of fenugreek extract over 12 weeks. At the end of the study they reported a significant reduction in menopausal symptoms and an improvement in the quality of life.
And the aesthetic side? Phytoestrogens contained in this plant affect the circulation and water levels in the tissue and encourage the production of prolactin; this stimulates the mammary glands, which all together results in beautiful and lush breasts. Fenugreek is especially useful in breastfeeding women because it increases milk secretion, by as much as 103 per cent, as proven by last year’s study which was conducted over four weeks.
Fenugreek can be used in various forms, but if we want fuller breasts, it is best to apply it externally. It can be used in combination with other herbs and natural oils, and the ideal combination of ingredients can be found in Devi gel for cleavage. Alongside this plant, the gel also contains hops extract, which enhances the effect of fenugreek, and there are also high-quality vitamin oils of avocado and the Chilean rose, which improve circulation in the tissue and slow down skin ageing. Avocado nourishes the skin with rich essential fatty acids, thus preventing drying, and gives it elasticity. Wild rose oil stimulates the synthesis of collagen and thus prevents the appearance of wrinkles in the décolleté area and the formation of stretch marks on the chest.
Devi gel is easy to apply: it is massaged into the breasts in circular motions several times a day, which has an immediate effect, and after a few months of regular use breasts become visibly firmer and more lush, and skin of the cleavage soft and velvety.
In the countries of the Middle East, women use fenugreek in their regular diet because it gives them seductive curves and protects their hormonal balance. However, one needs to get used to the taste of fenugreek: it is quite strong and bitter, and it must be carefully dosed and mixed with other herbs. However, when it comes to Devi gel, it is easy to get used to it. Because is there a woman who does not want firm breasts and a velvety cleavage?