All around the world fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) used as medicinal herb and green leafy vegetable. It is cultivated mostly in India, Africa, Egypt, Pakistan and etc. Fenugreek is highly rich in nutritional source contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, alkaloids, flavonoids, fibers, gums and volatile compounds. It has been used in food items like pickles, chips and bakery products as preservative. Fenugreek has multiple therapeutic pharmacological effects like anticancer, anti-obesity, cardiac protective, gastro protective, antifungal-antimicrobial property, cholesterol lowering agent, anti-diabetic, ant carcinogenic and helps In reducing blood sugar levels, improvement of sexual function and galactogogue functions. The aim of this article is to review the various experiments, reports and literature that investigate multiple therapeutic pharmacological effects, health benefits and chemical constituents of fenugreek.
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