A native of North Africa and India, fenugreek has long, slim stems; bright green leaves with light yellow flowers and brownish-yellow seeds.
It has a long history of use for stomach troubles. Fenugreek is anti-inflammatory, cleansing and has a soothing mucilage that coats and moisturizes an aggravated stomach lining. Its mild maple flavor works well with lemon and honey.
Fenugreek has protein and protein-digesting enzymes for vegetarians, muscle builders, and fatigued people who may not be digesting and assimilating proteins.
This herb also is and aid in non-insulin dependent diabetes since it lowers blood sugar lavels.