Family Name: Leguminosae
Botanical Name(s): Foenum-Graecum
Popular Name(s): Fenugreek Bird's Foot, Greek Hay
Parts Used: Seeds
Habitat: Native of Southeastern Europe and Western Asia.
Description: Fenugreek is an erect annual with tri-foliate
leaves, divided into toothed leaflets. It produces solitary or paired
yellow-white flowers tinged with violet.
Uses: Fenugreek is used internally for a variety of problems,
such as to treat diabetes in adults (late-onset diabetes), poor
digestion, gastric inflammation, digestive disorders and tuberculosis.
It is also used for painful menstruation, labor pains and insufficient
lactation. It is used externally for skin inflammations, ulcers, boils,
eczema and cellulite.