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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Trigonella
Species: T. foenum-graecum
Binomial name
Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek is often used as a herb (the leaves) and spice (the seeds, also called methi).

Medicinal Uses

There are not very many people with arthritis in India. People there drink fenugreek tea. Drinking one cup of fenugreek tea every day, made from the leaves, is said to stop the uncomfortable feeling of arthritis.[2]


  1. "Trigonella foenum-graecum information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  2. Radio ABC Melbourne Victoria Australia Morning Programme 24 Mar 2011