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Fenugreek for Butt Growth

author image Ann Wolters
Ann Wolters has been a writer, consultant and writing coach since 2008. Her work has appeared in "The Saint Paul Almanac" and in magazines such as "Inventing Tomorrow" and "Frontiers." She earned a Master of Arts in English as a second language from the University of Minnesota.
Fenugreek for Butt Growth
Squats are an exercise that strengthen and tone your butt. Photo Credit: rbv/iStock/Getty Images

Though genetics plays a role in the shape of your buttocks, you can take steps to enhance its appearance. But before you put money toward any quick fix that is supposed to give you a strong, well-defined booty, consider how well the claims match up with the evidence. It may be that rather than taking fenugreek for butt growth, you might decide to take a hike – literally – and use exercise to bulk up the muscles in your butt. With all the other benefits that come with exercise, your whole body will thank you.

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The Claim

Though supplement manufacturers may claim that fenugreek will enhance the buttocks, a lack of clinical evidence exists to support the use of fenugreek for butt growth. Some individuals use fenugreek to treat a loss of appetite. Folk wisdom suggests that fenugreek seeds eaten directly or added to prepared foods help to simulate the appetite, thereby encouraging overall weight gain, which would include butt growth.


Fenugreek capsules contain the ground fenugreek seed. A typical daily dosage of fenugreek ranges from 15 to 90 grams. It may be taken all at once, or the dose can be divided into three parts and taken with each meal.

Overall, the fenugreek in food provides smaller doses of this herb. As a spice, ground fenugreek seeds find their way into Indian curries and chutneys while young fenugreek leaves go into soups, stews, salads and mixed vegetable dishes. Sprouted fenugreek seeds offer another culinary use for fenugreek.

Side Effects

The amount of fenugreek found in food usually does not produce side effects. Large therapeutic doses of fenugreek may result in upset stomach, indigestion and/or mild stomach distension. Fenugreek may affect blood sugar levels and blood clotting. Individuals who have diabetes or a blood-clotting disorder, or those who are taking any medications to prevent or to treat either of these conditions, should consult their health care provider before taking fenugreek. Fenugreek’s documented uterine stimulant effects make it unsuitable for use during pregnancy.

An Alternative Approach

Exercise is a healthy way to increase the size and shape of the buttocks. Choose exercises that involve more than one of the muscle groups in your buttocks, including the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. With the squat, lunge, hamstring curl and leg extension, you can build lean muscle mass in your butt. Aerobic exercises are helpful too. Hiking, stair climbing and walking on a treadmill on an incline require the use of all the muscles in your legs and contribute to a shapely buttocks. Perform these activities with long strides so your lower body is doing the work and your upper body stabilizes you. Also, pump your arms while walking or hiking and keep your abs tight. Select a variety of the exercises listed and perform them each two to three times weekly.

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