Fenugreek, also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, is a green, leafy broad-spectrum herb that is native to India, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East. Among its many benefits are the herb's ability to support healthy digestive function, healthy glucose and lipid levels, and women's health ‚Äî particularly post-natal health. This versatile herb enjoys GRAS status, which means it is safe and without adverse effects when used as directed.
It has trace amounts of a number of beneficial phytochemicals including, but not limited to, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, saponin, trigonelline, and vitexin. The herb also contains some important nutrients including trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.