Why does fenugreek make you smell like maple syrup?

Here is a comment I lifted from Facebook concerning the maple syrup smell or body odor of fenugreek…

So my sister told me about fenugreek while I was pregnant figured I’d wait till I was breastfeeding to try . I’ve then stacked it with Maca Root & it’s been amazing for my gut and have healed me in so many ways ❤️. but the strangest side effect has been the woodsy maple syrup smell I have now . even the baby poop smells like pancakes . definitely helps with milk production but must say I was always high productive but NOW ?! 🥛 thanks Eunice now my Breastmilk taste like iHop 😂

🗣 Jasmine broadbelt, fenugreek fan

The purpose of this article is to tell you why fenugreek gives you the maple syrup body odor after consuming it especially after rubbing the oil on your hair, or body….

But first, let us talk about fenugreek:

Fenugreek is an herb similar to clover that is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable.

Why does fenugreek make you smell like maple syrup?
How fenugreek causes maple syrup smell or body odor.

Fenugreek is taken by mouth for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, inflammation of the stomach (gastritis). Fenugreek is also used for diabetes, painful menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and obesity. It is also used for conditions that affect heart health such as “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis) and for high blood levels of certain fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.

Fenugreek is used for kidney ailments, a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi, mouth ulcers, boils, bronchitis, infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin (cellulitis), tuberculosis, chronic coughs, chapped lips, baldness, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and exercise performance.
Some men use fenugreek for hernia, erectile dysfunction (ED), male infertility, and other male problems. Both men and women use fenugreek to improve sexual interest.

Women who are breast-feeding sometimes use fenugreek to promote milk flow.
Fenugreek is sometimes used as a poultice. That means it is wrapped in cloth, warmed, and applied directly to the skin to treat local pain and swelling (inflammation), muscle pain, pain and swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), pain in the toes (gout), wounds, leg ulcers, and eczema.
In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends. It is also used as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup, foods, beverages, and tobacco.
In manufacturing, fenugreek extracts are used in soaps and cosmetics.

Side effects

Fenugreek is LIKELY SAFE for people when taken by mouth in amounts normally found in foods. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts used for medicinal purposes (amounts larger than normally found in food) for up to 6 months. Side effects include diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, gas, dizziness, headache, and a “maple syrup” odor in urine. Fenugreek can cause nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling, and severe allergic reactions in hypersensitive people. Fenugreek might lower blood sugar.

Why does fenugreek make you smell like maple syrup?

It is simple….it has to do with the excretion and metabolism of fenugreek by the body…Fenugreek is excreted or secreted into body fluids like urine , sweats, saliva, breastmilk, lungs, stool…that is why after eating fenugreek your breathe, sweat, urine, stool etc have the maple syrup odour….this is the reason breastfeeding mothers who eat fenugreek, their breast milk taste changes and smells like that of maple syrup.

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