Plants are simple stemmed, pubescent, and succulent with trifoliate leaves and white flowers. The plants look similar to alfalfa. The dried, lightly roasted, ground seeds of fenugreek are commonly used as an ingredient in curry powder. Freshly sprouted seeds can be used to add a maple-like flavor to salads or sandwiches. (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Medicinal: Seeds contain steroidal sapogens (hormone precursors). Stimulates milk flow and uterine contractions (contraindicated for pregnant women). Warming digestive aid. Lowers cholesterol. Has hypoglycemic properties, lowering blood sugar in late onset diabetes.
Growing instructions: Annual. Germination at 55°F-70°F in 5 to 14 days. Direct sow or transplant in spring. Space 12"-18" apart. Full sun. Grows 24" tall.
Packet: 1.25 g - approximately 99 seeds