Fennel

Fennel seeds are eaten for the taste but also very healthy owing to nutrition values. Fennel is an aromatic and flavorful herb that has several culinary and also in medicinal uses.

Fennel also called Common fennel, sweet fennel, bitter fennel, carosella, Florence fennel, finocchio, garden fennel, large fennel, wild fennel.

 Fennel Seeds

India is the largest exporter of fennel seeds. Most Indian households are to have few fennel seeds at the end of every meal. A concentrated source of minerals like Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium and Magnesium.

It helps relieve some ailments and facilitates better health due to its stomachic, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, depurative, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties.

12 Amazing Benefits Of Fennel Seeds

1. Strength

Fennel is a symbol of strength and longevity. It believed by ancient Greeks to increase one’s courage.

 

2. Cancer

Fennel bulb helps to decreases the risk of developing colon cancer because it helps remove carcinogenic toxins from the colon. The Cancer diseases should be treated at the right stage so that their effect can be controlled or eliminated. It is made possible by the anti-oxidant capabilities of the fennel seeds.

3. Red Blood Cells

Production of Red Blood Cells is improved by the consumption of Fennel Seeds. Copper, which is required by the body for the production of red blood cells, is present in these seeds.

4. Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

It is very important to control the blood pressure and keep the heart rate maintained. Fennel Seeds is very helpful in this process. The potassium content helps in controlling the blood pressure and hence the heart rate is also balanced.

5. Digestion

Fennel juice has a calming effect on the intestines. The anti-spasmodic properties of fennel juice can reduce intestinal cramps, bloat, and flatulence. The present of oils in fennel juice stimulate the secretion of digestive juice, reducing stomach inflammation.

Fennel reduces bad bacteria and increases good bacteria in the gut. It also improves the absorption of nutrients from the foods we eat. Fennel juice is used as an antacid. The roughage in fennel juice balances the regular bowel movements and digestive tract.

6. Menstrual Problems

Many issues, like stress and poor diet, can interrupt a woman’s regular menstrual cycle. Fennel seeds have emmenagogue properties that promote and regulate menstrual flow.

Fennel bulb can regulate hormonal changes in the body. Its mild analgesic benefits work like a boon to control and cure menstrual pain in women.

7. Anaemia

The high concentration of histamine and iron in fennel juice makes it a good natural remedy for anaemia. Daily consumption of fennel juice increases the production of haemoglobin in the body, reversing anaemia. It also prevents the formation of blood clots in the body.

8. Diuretic

The Diuretic properties of fennel help to remove the toxic substance from the body through frequent urination. It helps to reduce inflammation that causes swelling and rheumatism. It also prevents the formation of kidney stones.

9. Eye Health

The antioxidants and amino acids present in fennel juice it rejuvenates the eyes, preventing macular degeneration. Fennel contains several essential nutrients which help to improve vision. Fennel juice when applied to the eye it can reduce eye irritation and fatigue.

10. Eases Respiratory Disorders

Fennel bulb is a rich cause of cineole. Cineole is an active agent that potentially clears the nasal blockages. Thus, it is a help for people suffering from congestion, asthma, and bronchitis.

Cineol efficiently clears and controls the formation and accumulation of phlegm in the chest and nasal passage. Hence, it eases respiration.

11. Reduces Acidity

Fennel offers neutralizing benefits. It is used to treat the problem of acidity in the duodenum. It makes intestines active and in the process of absorption. Hence, toxins get separated from beneficial minerals. The separated toxins are quick and easily flush out from the body.

12. Boosts Immunity

Vitamin C is a natural immunity-boosting vitamin for humans. Fennel bulb is extremely rich in vitamin C. Hence, its regular intake strengthens the immune system. It keeps the body safe from the minor infections.

How to Use Fennel Seeds

1. Anemia

Take one tablespoon fennel seeds and soak ten black raisins at night, next day grind and drink it. Beneficial for Iron deficiency.

 

2.  Indigestion

Take one tablespoon of fennel seeds and one tablespoon of Ajwain after food. Help in Indigestion and bad breath.

3. Boasting and Constipation

Take one tablespoon powder of fennel seeds with warm water at night.

4.  Brain Function

Take one tablespoon fennel seeds and 2 Almonds and chew it properly in the morning. It Improves Brain Function.

5. Diarrhea

Take one tablespoon fennel seeds powder, half tablespoon poppy seeds and 1 cup yogurt and eat with lunch.

6. In Stomachache

Take one tablespoon fennel seeds powder and 1 Glass water, Boil it and reduce up to half then Drink it.

7. Menstrual Disorder

Take one tablespoon fennel seeds powder with Coriander Seed power at 4 PM. It helps as a soothing pain reliever and relaxing agent for Menopausal women.