Fenugreek Seeds - Trigonella Foenum-Graecum
Fenugreek is familiar from Indian and Middle Eastern cookery and the herb gives a spicy flavour to curries, pickles and garnishes.
The herb rather than seeds, known as hilba, is used in tea in modern Egypt as a remedy for spasmodic abdominal pain – due to both digestive upsets and menstruation. In Ayurveda the plant (known as methi) is regarded as a good remedy in convalescence and debility helping to stimulate liver function and ease indigestion. The Chinese also regard fenugreek (Hu Lu Ba) as a kidney remedy – to warm the kidneys, dispel cold and relieve pain.
A “galactagogue”, it stimulates breast milk production and milk flow