It is one of the oldest medicinal herbs held in high regard by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The seeds smell a little like celery but have a mild bitter/sour taste and are often used in curries.
Studies have shown fenugreek seeds help to stabilize blood sugar levels, very useful when you are trying to change to a healthy diet. This helps reduce cravings for certain foods enouraging you to make better food choices. A very important aspect in reducing pain and inflammation.
It helps lung congestion aiding in bringing up mucus, this is why opera singers use to use it to clear phlegm.