(Trigonella foenum-graecum) Fenugreek is useful for all mucus conditions of the lungs. It has the power to soften and dissolve hardened masses of accumulated mucus and phlegm from the bronchial tubes. Its also great for dispelling gas and ulcer. Fenugreek contains lecithin, which dissolves cholesterol, and lipotropic substances which eliminates deposits of fat and prevent fatty accumulations and water retention. So yes, fenugreek can be good for weight loss since the herb dissolves fat cells. Externally it can be used for boils, sores and dry skin problems. Fenugreek has been attributed to cure asthma, diabetes, heartburn, fever, and bronchitis.