Family : Fabaceae ( Pailiyonesi) Scientific name: Trigonella foenum graecum Linn Sanskrit: Methy, methika, vallari, deepana Hindi: Methi Bengali : Methi Tamil: Venthayam, Methi Telegu: Mendulu, Menthulu Kannada: Menthre, English : Fenugreek Malayalam: Uluva
Annual plant 60 cm high branches with leaves in singular rows and pods with seeds
Wikipedia: Fenugreek (/ˈfɛnjʊɡriːk/; Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, with leaves consisting of three small obovate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop. Its seeds and its leaves are common ingredients in dishes from South Asia.
Webmd says it can help with acid reflux https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/fenugreek
MEDICINAL PLANTS BY Dr.NESAMANI, IN MALAYALAM , Published by The state institute of Languages, Kerala, India
Chemical Properties : Protein 16% very similar to Milk protein populate two chemical compounds glubulinin and histadin in plenty. It has Alkaloids such as Trigonelline and Choline , Glycosides ( aromatic compounds) such as quercentin , inteolin Steroid such as Sapponin, Elements such as Phospherous, Sulfar, Carbohydrate 45%Fat 5%, Minerals 3%.
Fenugreek has NO sugar so it Its bitter in taste
Classification in Ayurveda based Taste and other properties : Rasam: Kadu, Gunam: Laghu and Snigdham, Veeryam : Ushnam, Vipakam: Kadu
Health benefits : Because of snigdha and ushna properties Fenugreek has strong anti inflammatory properties . It stimulates endocrine and digestive systems. Lactacting mothers are given Fenugreek to increase beast milk . Leaves have cooling properties
ATINA FOODS Products with Fenugreek