Tabasum Fatima, Khushnuma Maqbool and Syed Zameer Hussain
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L) commonly known as methi is an annual herb belonging to the family Papilionaceae. Fenugreek seeds are rich source of protein, minerals, vitamins, gum, fiber, alkaloid, flavonoids, saponin and volatile compounds. It is one of the most promising medicinal herbs, known from ancient times and shows antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, hypocholesteromic, hypoglycemic and lactation induced properties. Recent studies have revealed that fenugreek is a valuable herb having medicinal properties and thus, can be used for preparing different products of medical importance.