Fenugreek seeds are hard, yellowish brown, and angular. Both Indian Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine recommend it to treat arthritis, asthma, and bronchitis, and to improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems (such as wounds, rashes, and boils), treat sore throat, and cure acid reflux.
Fenugreek also has a long history of use for the treatment of reproductive disorders— to induce labor, to treat hormonal disorders, to help with breast enlargement, and to reduce menstrual pain.
Recent studies have shown that fenugreek helps lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and may have potential against diabetes and heart disease. Nutritional Facts
One teaspoon fenugreek seed provides 13 calories, 2.3 g carbohydrate, 0.9 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 1 g dietary fiber, 2 IU vitamin A, 2 mcg folic acid, 31 mg potassium, 3 mg sodium, 12 mg phosphorus, 7 mg calcium, 1.34 mg iron, and 8 mg magnesium.