Fenugreek (methi) is an annual herb with dark green compound leaves and strong odour. Its seed is brown in colour and has a typical odour. The seeds are enclosed in pods.
PAKISTAN is gifted with a variety of herbs both medicinal and aromatic due to its varied ecological conditions. Fenugreek seed contains five per cent bitter fixed oil. The oil has strong celery like odour. The seed helps maintain blood glucose levels in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients. It is also used with butter milk in the treatment of dysentery. The scent and taste of these seeds are a combination of celery and maple, or a nutty flavoured caramelised sugar--spicy, sweet, and slightly bitter.