A herb of Mediterranean origin, Fenugreek’s (Greek Hay) seeds and leaves are widely used to treat a range of diseases. The seeds of this herb are loaded with vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds. Diosgenin, an active compound in Fenugreek exhibits Estrogen (a female hormone) like property in Women and increases milk secretion in mothers, regulate pregnancy problems and maintains healthy sexual organs. Another widely known benefit of Fenugreek is controlling Diabetes. Galactomannan and 4-hydorxyleucine are the two major components of Fenugreek that regulates blood sugar levels. A teaspoon of Fenugreek powder taken with warm water or added to any food preparation once a day is enough to keep you healthy. Don’t overuse it as it may cause diarrhoea and stomach discomfort in some people.