Hindi Name : Methi
Botanical Name : Trigonella foenum-graecum L
Family name : Fabaceae
Commercial part : Fruit
Cinnaman is an ancient spice and is mostly used in Middle East, Northern- Eastern Africa and India, especially for pickles. Dry roasting enhances the flavor and reduces the bitterness of this spice. In Egyptian papyri this spice finds its mention as of the plant necessary for the mummification process and as food, medicine and an embalming agent. Cinnaman seed is widely used as a galactagogue (milk producing agent) by nursing mothers to increase inadequate breast milk supply. It has also been used to increase breast size. It can be found in capsule form in many health food stores. It is also used as a conditioner when mixed with yogurt.
Producing States : Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh