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Fenugreek (aka Methi) is a legume that is native to Eurasia and Africa. Its leaves are as valuable as its seeds, and the plant itself is used as a vegetable. In the present day, the majority of fenugreek is grown and used in India. Fenugreek has three primary purposes. Its leaves can be used as herbs once dried. The seeds can be ground into spices for seasoning foods while the plant itself can be a side dish at your dinner table as a vegetable. The first two are the primary sources for many of the uses outside of its native land.

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1. Lowers Blood Cholesterol

The steroidal saponins in Fenugreek assist in preventing the absorption of the cholesterol and triglycerides in the body. The seeds are also known to reduce your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol. Fenugreek is a rich source of fiber that is widely known to scrap cholesterol off the arteries and blood vessels.

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