Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Actions: Alterative, antiparasitic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, detergent, detoxicant, emollient, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, nutritive, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Parts used : Seeds
An erect 2 to 3 foot tall annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. The seed pods contain 10 to 20 small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent, aromatic seeds to a pod. The seeds have a strong aroma and somewhat bitter taste, variously described as similar to celery, maple syrup, or burnt sugar.
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