Fenugreek powder obtained from the fenugreek seeds commonly known as Methi is a staple spice found in most Indian households. This multi-purpose herb though well known for adding a distinct flavour in various dishes and cuisines has innumerable health benefits.
Fenugreek has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. It has been ingested with the aim of inducing childbirth and easing digestive problems, as well as applied topically to help dress wounds or try to treat eczema. More recently, fenugreek has been used to help lower high cholesterol. Fenugreek seeds are one of the staple spices used in Indian cooking, with a sweet, nutty flavor reminiscent of maple syrup and burnt sugar.
Fenugreek may help regulate cholesterol levels and improve blood pressure, which can reduce the risk of developing heart conditions and improve heart health. This may be because fenugreek seeds contain roughly 48 percent dietary fiber.