Fenugreek, or Trigonella faenumgrcecum, L. is a native of the Southern parts of France, Germany and Italy, whence its yellowish seeds are annually imported. They possess a strong, disagreeable Smell, and an unctuous, farinaceous, and somewhat bitter, taste. These seeds are chiefly employed in cataplasms, and fomentations, for softening, maturating, and discussing tumors : they are also occasionally used in emollient and Carminative clysters.