Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Genus: Trigonella
Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Sanskrit: Bahuparni, Bahupatrika, Chandrika, dipani, Gandhabija, Gandhaphala
Hindi: Methi
English: Fenugreek, Greek-clover, Greek hay
Malayalam: Uluva, uluwa

This is excellent for mothers for increasing milk . We use the seeds , in making vegetable dishes, as spice; it is slightly bitter . It is a good laxative too .In the North , its leaves are cooked as vegetable . ‘Methi ka paurantha’ is tasty

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