Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a supplement that is taken for a number of reasons. For example, it is often used for:Fenugreek has many other uses, some of which are more valid than others. In addition to being used for medical reasons, fenugreek seeds are used in cooking, as they add a maple-like flavor to foods.(Click Fenugreek to learn more. This full-length article provides details on side effects, how this supplement is thought to work, and more.)
- Lowering blood sugar in people with diabetes
- Helping with a loss of appetite
- Lowering cholesterol
- Lowering triglycerides
- Stimulating milk production in breastfeeding women.