Fenugreek, "Shanbalileh" in Farsi, is a very popular herb in middle east. This herb is used quite often in Indian, Greek as well as Persian Cuisine. In addition to having a pleasantly strong odor/flavor, this mystical herb possess many therapeutic effects. It has been thought to have the ability to increase milk production as well as to add favorable taste/odor to lactating mothers' milk.
Fenugreek is an absolutely essential component of ever famous and popular Iranian dish, "Ghormeh Sabzi".