Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, is a common ingredient in curry powder. The seed is soothing to the digestive tract. Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. Useful for diabetics. Excellent as sprouts. Breaks up heavy clay soils. Fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean region and is adaptable to most soils in a protected sunny position. Drought and frost tender. An annual plant growing to 0.6m x 0.3m. Sow in late summer or early spring. A cold soil germinator. Sow in late summer or early spring.