Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated crops known to man. Its seeds are small, hard, and have a brownish yellow colour. The name Fenugreek is derived from the Latin word for “Greek Hay”. The ancient Egyptians used it as food and incense. Benedictine monks introduced the plant to central Europe where it was widely established by the sixteenth century. Today, it is used worldwide as a tea and in herbal preparations.