Mankind’s Old Friend Fenugreek
May 6th, 2009 | Herbs and Spices, Our Food, agriculture, article, bacteria, blood sugar, diabetes, digestion, fenugreek, fermentation, fodder, galactomannans, green manure, health, heart, herbs, lactation, methi, microbe, nutrition, spices, symbioses, tea, yeast
Refreshing recipe for Fenugreek and Fennel Salad
Fenugreek: (Trigonella foenum-graecum) called methi in the Ayurvedic tradition, has been a trusted friend of mankind for a long time, perhaps even before crops were cultivated. It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and cooking, which dates back at least 4,000 years. The Ayurvedic philosophy of life comes down to us from the mysterious but sophisticated culture that flourished in the Indus valley and worshiped the Mother goddess. Fenugreek is especially renowned, in this tradition, as a warming digestive herb and galatagog.