Fenugreek or most commonly ‘methi‘ in Hindi is a popular spice having a strong scent and a pungent flavor. Though it is mostly used for culinary purposes, there are also number of medicinal and beauty benefits of fenugreek seeds. PTI Fenugreek seeds are used as a spice. India is the largest fenugreek producer in the world. Fenugreek seeds are hard, stony, yellowish brown and angular. Regular consumption of fenugreek seeds helps in lowering total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels in the blood while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. This is because these seeds contain steroidal saponins that slow down cholesterol absorption of the intestines.