Fenugreek seeds actually originate from India. Its medicinal properties include regulating blood sugar levels, lowering overall blood pressure, relieving congestion, reducing inflammation, and fighting infection. In many places it is also a folk remedy to treat hair loss. So what exactly is Fenugreek seed? It is an annual plant in the family called fabaceae, and has three oblong leaflets. The seeds and leaves are common ingredients for Indian dishes. It is actually a staple Indian spice that has a nutty and sweet flavor reminiscent of burnt sugar or maple syrup. Make sure to cook them – they can be extremely bitter when raw.