Fenugreek is native to India, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean but can also be found in Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Mediterranean and Argentina. The use of fenugreek can be traced back to as early as 4000 B.C. and was commonly used in the Middle East and in Egypt for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The Ancient Egyptians were believed to use it as part of the mummification process as well. In our modern times, fenugreek is commonly used in Indian cuisine, a key ingredient in most curry mixtures, and is even used to help flavor artificial maple syrups. Fenugreek has been a favorite among breastfeeding women for decades!
Fenugreek is also known as; Alholva, Bird's Foot, Bockshornklee, Bockshornsame, Chandrika, Egypt Fenugreek, Fenogreco, Fenugrec, Foenugraeci Semen, Foenugreek, Greek Clover, Greek Hay, Greek Hay Seed, Hu Lu Ba, Medhika, Methi, Methika, Sénégrain, Sénégré, Trigonella, Trigonella Foenum, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Trigonella foenugraecum, Trigonelle, Woo Lu Bar.