Evidence suggests that fenugreek is most beneficial for men as a means of lowering blood sugars, particularly in men with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Fenugreek is also purported to treat erectile dysfunction, increase libido, decrease cholesterol and much more, though few studies conclusively support these claims, states Healthline.
Fenugreek seeds are fiber rich and are thought to slow digestion. Research suggests that fenugreek thus aids the body's metabolization of sugars and increases the body's supply of insulin. In patients with Type 2 diabetes, this can reduce insulin dependence, says Healthline.
Early research indicates that fenugreek increases exercise performance, decreases body fat and increases testosterone levels in men. Additionally, some research indicates that fenugreek may reduce heartburn symptoms. Still, there is insufficient evidence to state a conclusive causal effect, according to WebMD.
Widely purported benefits of fenugreek include treating erectile dysfunction, increasing sexual stamina, promoting weight loss in overweight men and curbing baldness. Going back to 1500 B.C.E., fenugreek seeds have traditionally been used to treat digestive issues, arthritis, kidney problems and skin infections. Despite insufficient evidence from clinical research, there is compelling historical and anecdotal evidence that suggests fenugreek may work as a treatment for these and other conditions, states Healthline.