Fenugreek is known for its medicinal properties such as carminative, gastric stimulant, antidiabetic and galactogogue (lactation-inducer) effects. Recently it has been identified to lower blood cholesterol, and lipids. It is also protective against alcohol induced liver damage. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiulcer action is being used as a household remedy. Fenugreek seeds are now being investigated for its anticancer properties also.