Though this small clover-like plant is humble in appearance, fenugreek hides a dynamic and ancient history. Its cultivation dates back as long ago as ancient Egypt, making it one of the oldest herbs still used today. Fenugreek seeds have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, a testament to their value at the time. Though once limited to Asia and the mediterranean regions, fenugreek is now grown around the world, and is especially common in several traditional Indian dishes. Tea made from fenugreek seeds bears an aroma and flavor rather like maple syrup, sweet, enriching and pleasant.
Fenugreek seed tea is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, all important vitamins for the body. It also offers minerals such as iron, copper and manganese. A number of valuable constituents are found in fenugreek seed tea as well, including fiber, protein, mucilage, choline and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).