FENUGREEK Herb Seeds heirloom trigonella foenum-graecum Hu Lu Ba Methi Semen


Fenugreek is an herb similar to clover that is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, & western Asia. Seeds are used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide tastes of other medicines. Leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. Seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup. The Persians love to put the dried leaves of the plant into their stew for a strong oriental taste and smell. 

trigonella foenum-graecum 
A.K.A. Alholva, Bird's Foot, Bockshornklee, Bockshornsame, Chandrika, Egypt Fenugreek, Fenogreco, Fenugrec, Foenugraeci Semen, Foenugreek, Greek Clover, Greek Hay, Greek Hay Seed, Hu Lu Ba, Medhika, Methi, Methika, Sénégrain, Sénégré, Trigonella, Trigonella Foenum, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Trigonella foenugraecum, Trigonelle, Woo Lu Bar, Shambalileh, Persian Shambelileh

Fenugreek is taken by mouth for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, & inflammation of the stomach. Also used for diabetes, painful menstruation,  polycystic ovary syndrom, and obesity. Also, good for lowering cholesterol. Used to help promote milk flow for breast feeding mothers and used as a poultice. 

Utilized fresh or dried, the leaves are used for seasoning flavor for cheeses, rum, maple syrup, and as a coffee substitute. Used to flavor Persian stews.

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