Fenugreek’s botanical name is Trigonella foenum-graecum. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean and areas of North Africa. Today it is cultivated in areas of India, Africa, and the US. Fenugreek seeds are harvested in the fall.
Throughout history, fenugreek has been favored as a spice and cattle feed. Egyptian records dating as far back as 1500 B.C. show the Ancient Egyptians used it to treat burns.