English Name: Fenugreek Leaves
Common Indian Name (Hindi): Methi Ke Patte
- The leaves of the Fenugreek plant, also known as Greek Hay or Methi, are used as a culinary herb and are generally grown as a potherb.
- Though native to Eastern Mediterranean region, the plant is grown worldwide.
Fenugreek is a digestive aid. Reducing the sugar level of the blood, it is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
- It also lowers blood pressure. Fenugreek relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens & removes excess mucus and phlegm.
- Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine.