Fenugreek is a spice used for cooking that may also offer some health benefits. Commonly used in complementary and alternative medicine, fenugreek seed can be taken in supplement form or used to make extracts. The dried seed can also be brewed to make medicinal tea.

As an herbal medicine, fenugreek is believed to prevent or treat a wide range of health conditions, like diabetes, menstrual cramps, an enlarged prostate, and obesity. Fenugreek has also been used for centuries as a substance that can stimulate the production of breast milk