The botanical name of Fenugreek is Trigonella Foenum – Graecum and it belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is mainly found in Mediterranean region of South Europe and also in West Asia. The plant can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and the seeds are small yellow brown fragrant grains.
Fenugreek consists of both leaves and seeds. It is been used as spice throughout the world as it enhances the taste of food.
It has a lot of medicinal values and is used in making Ayurvedic medicines. The soluble fibres present in Fenugreek seeds takes care of diabetes by controlling blood sugar. Just soak a few seeds in water overnight and drink the water along with the seeds in the morning, since the seeds are hot for the body it has to be soaked in water and hence not advisable for pregnant related problems, cancer and many more. However people with low blood sugar and low blood pressure should avoid it. The seeds help in losing weight and also purifies blood. It is good for hair growth.