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Indigenous to the Mediterranean area and now primarily cultivated in India. Fenugreek was used for embalming in ancient Egypt. Stashes of fenugreek were found in tombs of many pharaohs (including King Tut... with honey and licorice root).
Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinally used plants, with roots in both traditional Indian and Chinese systems of medicine. Archaeologists have discovered cooked fenugreek seeds in Iraq dating back to 4000 B.C.
In European folk health, the ground seed was eaten as a meal during recovery time after an illness or disease to improve the assimilation of nutrients, as well as for its gentle bulk weight gain effects. It has been recommended by midwives for healthy support of lactation during the breastfeeding months.
Fenugreek is a herb in the same family as seed. It is a seed and a legume, it is high in protein. The seeds are still used for weight gain in Libya and other areas.
- Women Health
- Improve milk production
- Help with menstrual cramps
- Maintenance of hormones
- Heart Health
- Lower blood sugar
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart conditions
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- Other Health Benefits
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Improves weight gain
- Slightly sweet
Roasted fenugreek seed can be used as a substitute for coffee.