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Benefits of Fennel Tea And Its Side Effects

Fennel tea contains substantial amounts of potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, this keeping the heart healthy and lowering the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other coronary diseases. Fennel tea has antispasmodic effects, which can help reduce spasms in various parts of the body. Fennel tea can also treat a variety of respiratory problems, including sore throats and sinus pressure. Additionally, fennel tea has a number of antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial effects, which makes it an excellent immune system booster.

Benefits of Fennel Tea And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Fennel Tea
Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea
Has anti-spasmodic effects
Aids in digestion
Helps in weight loss
Boosts immunity
Detoxifies the body
Balances hormone levels
Helps reduce inflammation
Is useful for the eyes
Helps lower blood pressure
Treats respiratory problems
Uses of Fennel Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea
Cultivation of Fennel Tea

Fennel Tea

Fennel, also known as Foeniculum vulgare, is a herb that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. Fennel not only has value as a spice used for cooking, but it is often brewed into a tea which has a host of health benefits. Fennel tea is prepared from crushed or ground mature fennel seeds. These seeds are rich in important volatile oil compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole that are responsible for its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties. Fennel tea is made by crushing fennel seeds and steeping them in boiling water.

Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea

Fennel tea does not contain any calories, nor does it contain any carbs, sugar or fat. Fennel tea is rich in numerous flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin which function as powerful antioxidants by removing harmful free radicals from the body. Fennel seeds contain essential oil compounds such as anethole, limonene, anisic aldehyde, pinene, myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, and cineole. Fennel seeds are a concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.

Health Benefits of Fennel Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Fennel Tea
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea

Has anti-spasmodic effects

Calming the stomach and other organs can be an important first step in eliminating inflammation and stomach upset. The natural soothing effects of fennel tea can help reduce spasms in the gut and other parts of the body, thereby reducing stress hormones and taking less of a toll on your overall system.

Aids in digestion

For thousands of years, fennel has been used as a digestive aid. The anti-inflammatory and carminative effects can prevent the formation of gas, thereby eliminating bloating and cramping, while also speeding up the digestive process and ensuring maximum nutrient uptake. Fennel can even help to rebuild damaged tissues and prevent further injury to the digestive tracts.

Helps in weight loss

Fennel tea can help with weight loss in a number of effects. Firstly, it is a diuretic, so it helps promote urination, thus elimination water retention and bloating. Secondly, as a metabolism booster, it can help the body burn fat and calories faster, making exercise efforts more rewarding. Finally, by regulating your appetite and hormones, it can prevent overeating and obesity.

Boosts immunity

Fennel tea has a number of antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial effects, which makes it an excellent immune system booster. Fennel tea can also help stave off flus and colds before they develop into a full-blown infection. Thus, regular consumption of fennel tea can act as a preventative measure, and keep you healthy.

Detoxifies the body

One of the most important functions of urination is not only relieving that pressing feeling in the gut, but eliminating excess toxins extracted from the blood and kidneys. Fennel tea works as a blood cleanser and a diuretic, keeping your kidneys and liver healthy and working at full capacity.

Balances hormone levels

When it comes to protecting female reproductive health and wellness, few herbs are as important as fennel. The compounds found in fennel tea have estrogen-like qualities, meaning that they can alleviate many of the most painful symptoms of menstruation, while also regulating hormones, increasing libido, and stimulating the production of breast milk in lactating mothers.

Helps reduce inflammation

Those suffering from arthritis, gout and other inflammation issues have found relief from fennel tea for generations. By detoxifying the body, fennel tea also helps tissues and muscles function more normally, and lowers the chances of unnecessary inflammatory responses.

Is useful for the eyes

Fennel tea can be a great help for those times when you’ve had a very bad night’s sleep, and are now facing swollen and puffy eyes. Fennel tea’s rapid anti-inflammatory responses can help improve physical appearance of the eyes. Additionally, the anti-bacterial and immune boosting effects of this tea can further protect the eyes from other infections, such as conjunctivitis.

Helps lower blood pressure

The impact that fennel tea can have on the heart is largely based on its mineral content, namely the potassium found in this herb. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, meaning that it can relieve the tension on arteries and blood vessels, thus making it more difficult for the atherosclerosis to occur. This can help prevent coronary heart disease, as well as lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Treats respiratory problems

When it comes to congestion of the respiratory system, fennel tea is an excellent solution, as it works as an expectorant, eliminating the phlegm and mucus where infectious pathogens can reside and multiple. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory effects help to relieve sore throats and sinus pressure as well.

Uses of Fennel Tea

Fennel tea contains plenty of antioxidants and antimicrobials which strengthen and boost the immune system. Fennel seeds have been known to stimulate the flow of bile by relaxing stomach muscles, thus aiding in digestion, as well as helping solve digestive issues such as flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome. Fennel tea is a great source of fiber, and helps prevent cholesterol absorption, thus helping keep the heart health and preventing onset of heart diseases. Extracts of fennel seed have been found to be potentially useful in treating glaucoma. Fennels is one of the few herbs that contain phytoestrogen which help reduce hormonal imbalances.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea

Fennel tea has a variety of health benefits, but it can also cause allergic reactions in certain people. These allergic reactions include, but are not limited to, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hives or dizziness. People who have a known allergy to carrots, celery or mugwort are at an increased risk of developing an allergic reaction upon exposure to fennel. Additionally, do not consume fennel tea if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

Cultivation of Fennel Tea

Fennel, a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, is native to the shores of the Mediterranean, but it also grows wild in many parts of temperate Europe. Fennel was cultivated by the ancient Romans for its aromatic fruits and succulent, edible shoots. In mediaeval times, Fennel was employed, together with St. John's Wort and other herbs, as a preventative of witchcraft and other evil influences. The plant's popularity spread northward during the middle ages, when it was grown in monasteries. It is now naturalized in many parts of the world. The fennel plant can be cultivated easily, and does not need any special requirements. Fennel grows in moderate sunlight and is adapted to dry and sunny situations. It does not need heavily manured ground, and grows best of rich, stiff soil.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor, I have been suffering from chronic acidity since many years now .but recently I am going through this problem everyday .i feel very uneasy ,breathless, vomit acid leading to anxiety .my food does not get digest whatever I eat I end up vomiting infact today I had a reddish fluid in my vomit .I take pantocid every morning but still does not help .what do you suggest I should do?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Having fennel tea will be helpful. Root cause could differ from individual it could be faulty lifestyle, irregular meal patterns, chronic gastritis, liver problems etc. Visit a specialist and get in touch with me online for the complete diet chart.

I am looking forward for enhancement of my Breast size. I am thinking to use some massaging cream. Please suggest if there is any more effective solution or remedies available but not too expensive.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Please note the following in respect to your queries: Fennel seeds can also stimulate breast growth in regards to dimension. These seeds contain a high level of flavonoids that increase the estrogen level in the body and promote the growth of breast tissue. Plus, nursing mothers can take fennel seeds to increase breast milk production. • Heat one tablespoon of cod liver oil with two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a pan. Allow the seeds to turn red. Strain the oil and allow it to cool. Use this oil to massage your breasts gently for five to 10 minutes. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Follow this remedy twice daily for one or two months. • You can also drink a cup of fennel tea daily. To make fennel tea, steep one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes and then strain it.
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For the last one month I cannot eat spicy food, and hot food. please can you suggest me some medicines. (i have habit of chewing gutkha for past 1 year)

PGD In Ultraasonography, Non Invasive Cardiology Course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
First of all stop chewing gutkha. Indigestion, also known by the medical term dyspepsia, is due to a problem in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. Usually indigestion occurs after eating spicy or fatty foods or overeating. It can also be triggered or made worse due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, stress or anxiety, obesity, ulcers, stomach infection, thyroid disease, smoking and certain medications. Some symptoms of indigestion are bloating, gas, growling stomach, abdominal pain, burning sensation in the upper abdomen, acidic taste and vomiting. You can easily get relief from indigestion symptoms using ingredients from your pantry. For instance, sipping a little water at the first sign of indigestion can give you some relief as it helps increase the gastric pH. Home remedies for indigestion There are also many other remedies that can be used to treat indigestion. Here are the top 10 home remedies for indigestion. Also, consult your doctor to rule out the possibility of a more serious condition. (Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video.) 1. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is often used to kick start a slow stomach. Though acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing effect that helps settle indigestion. Indigestion home remedy acv Add one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. Mix in one teaspoon of raw honey. Drink this solution two to three times a day for quick relief. 2. Fennel Seeds Fennel seeds can be really helpful for indigestion caused by very spicy or fatty food. Fennel seeds contain volatile oils that can help reduce nausea and control flatulence. Dry roast, grind, and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water. Follow this remedy twice daily. Alternatively, you can drink fennel tea, made by steeping two teaspoons of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of hot water. Another option is to simply chew a spoonful of fennel seeds for symptom relief. 3. Ginger Ginger stimulates digestive juices and the flow of enzymes that help you digest your food. This makes ginger an effective remedy for indigestion, especially when it is caused by overeating. In fact, as a preventive measure, you can sprinkle salt on some fresh ginger slices and chew it thoroughly after eating a heavy meal. Take two teaspoons of ginger juice, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of table salt and black salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and consume it with or without water, whatever suits you. Another option is to add two teaspoons of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of warm water and drink it. You can also drink homemade ginger tea to get relief from bloating, cramps, gas and stomach aches. To make ginger tea, boil one teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Adding ginger as a spice in your recipes can also help if you are suffering from indigestion. 4. Baking Soda Indigestion often happens due to high levels of stomach acids. Baking soda is one of the most simple and effective treatments for this problem because it acts like an antacid. Stir one-half teaspoon of baking soda into half a glass of water. Drink this solution to neutralize the acid in your stomach and give your relief from bloating. 5. Carom Seeds Carom seeds, also known as Bishop’s weed or ajwain, have digestive and carminative properties that help treat indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea. Grind together some carom seeds and dried ginger into a fine powder. Add one teaspoon of this powder and a little black pepper to a cup of warm water and drink it. Do this once or twice a day. Simply eating one-half teaspoon of carom seeds can also provide relief from indigestion. 6. Herbal Tea Drinking herbal tea after eating a heavy meal can greatly reduce indigestion. Dip your favorite herbal tea bag into a hot cup of water and cover it for five minutes. Drink it while it is still warm. Peppermint tea and chamomile tea, in particular, help calm your stomach and relieve digestive problems. 7. Cumin cumin seeds Cumin has a long history of use as an Ayurvedic remedy for digestive problems including indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, and flatulence. It stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes that aid digestion. Mix one teaspoon of roasted cumin seed powder in a glass of water and drink it. For heaviness in the stomach, add one-quarter teaspoon each of roasted cumin seed powder and black pepper to a glass of buttermilk and drink it two or three times a day for a few days. 8. Coriander coriander seeds Coriander is an effective spice to treat indigestion as it promotes the production of digestive enzymes and helps calm the stomach. Add one teaspoon of roasted coriander seed powder to a glass of buttermilk and drink it once or twice a day. To reduce acidity in the stomach, extract the juice of fresh coriander leaves and mix one teaspoon of this juice in one cup of buttermilk. Drink it two or three times a day. 9. Basil Leaves basil Basil is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for indigestion and acid reflux. It also helps relieve intestinal gas, thanks to its carminative properties. Add one teaspoon of basil to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to three cups of this tea a day. Mix 5 or 6 ground basil leaves, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and a little black pepper powder in 2 to 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Consume it 2 or 3 times a day. 10. Cinnamon cinnamon This readily available spice can be of great help when suffering from indigestion. Cinnamon helps in the digestive process and can provide relief from cramps and bloating. Make a cup of cinnamon tea by adding one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. Drink it while it is still warm for best results. These home remedies will help alleviate symptoms of indigestion. However, if you have intense abdominal pain or excessive vomiting, consult a doctor right away. Additional Tips Eat smaller and more frequent meals. Eat slowly. Avoid extremely spicy and fatty foods. Avoid binge eating. Do not lie down immediately after a meal. Cut back on your alcohol consumption. Stop smoking. Manage stress. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. Discuss with your doctor about changing the medications that tend to irritate the stomach lining. Try to cut back on pain relievers.

How to improve digestion naturally? In my case I am eating a lot but health is not improving. I am not felling strong but I am taking nutritious food everyday. I think this is due to improper digestion for which all the food directly converting to waste and going out by stool. Please suggest what to do Sir/mam?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology, Certified Diabetic Educator, Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE), Certificate in food Nutrition (CFN), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
First of all make sure that your stomach is not having any worms in it. Sometimes people have worms in the stomach and they don't realise it and are unable to die just food properly. To have a very good dietician start drinking fennel tea twice a day. Put 1 table spoon saaunf (fennel) in water and boil that water. After boiling it remove the fennel and drink the water. Do it twice a dt for 3 months. Secondly after eating your meals do not drink of water for 90 minutes. Give a gap of 90 minutes and then drink water. After every meal walk for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

I am 22 years old girl from india. From last 2 years I am gaining weight day by day. I have irregular periods. Uric acid is around 7 mlc. I am having pcos as per doctors report. Please help to improve my health.

Certificate course in Dietician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, as per your report your health parameter are not in balance. So first of all limit your protein intake for your uric acid and start doing walk and jog for your pcod and stop having junk food. Increase your water intake and do eat salad with every meal. Have fennel tea twice daily. Follow it for 1 month and report.

Popular Health Tips

Bad Breathe causes and its remedies

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Bad Breathe causes and its remedies

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can take a toll on your confidence level. Bad breath can be due to a number of reasons such as eating odorous foods, smoking, dry mouth, medical conditions, gum disease, and sinus conditions.
However, the primary cause of bad breath is the bacteria that build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth.
Maintaining good oral health is essential to controlling bad breath. This includes regular tooth brushing, flossing and tongue scraping.
Drinking adequate amount of water throughout the day is also essential for keeping your breath fresh. Plus, after eating a meal, swish water around your mouth for a few seconds. This will loosen food particles stuck between your teeth and clean your mouth.

Remedies

1. Fennel
Fennel acts as an excellent mouth freshener that helps control bad breath. It also contains antimicrobial properties that fight the bacteria in the mouth.
Slowly chew a tablespoon of fennel to freshen your breath and stimulate the production of saliva.
Drink fennel tea a couple of times a day. To make this tea, steep one or two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains cinnamic aldehyde, an essential oil that not only covers up bad breath, but also reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth. To treat bad breath follow this remedy twice daily.
Boil one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water, add some bay leaves and cardamom too.
Strain the solution and use it as a mouth rinse to refresh your breath.

3. Fenugreek
Fenugreek tea is highly effective when bad breath is caused by catarrhal infections
Boil a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water.
Strain and drink this tea once daily until you get rid of the problem.

4. Cloves
Cloves help freshen your breath and also have antibacterial properties that are very helpful in getting rid of bad breath.
The easiest method is to pop a few pieces of cloves into your mouth and chew them thoroughly. This will eliminate bad breath in a few minutes.
Make clove tea. Boil a cup of water, add one teaspoon of ground cloves and allow it to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink the tea or use it as a mouthwash twice a day.

5. Parsley
Parsley contains chlorophyll that can help neutralize bad breath.
Chew on a fresh parsley sprig to refresh your breath. You can also dip this herb in vinegar and then chew it thoroughly.
Another option is to put parsley leaves through a juicer and sip the juice anytime you need to refresh your breath. It will also aid digestion.

6. Lemon juice
Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The acidic content in lemons prevents the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Plus, its strong pleasant smell helps mask the bad odour.
Just stir one tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with it. You can also add a bit of salt to it and then use it. This remedy will help to solve the problem of dry mouth which is one of the main reasons that contribute to bad breath.

7. Apple cider vinegar
Due to its ph balancing effects, apple cider vinegar makes a wonderful remedy for bad breath. You can try any of these remedies depending on your preference.
Stir one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink it before eating your meals. The vinegar will help in digestion as well as cure bad breath.
Gargle with apple cider vinegar mixed in a cup of water.

8. Baking soda
Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is another great solution for getting rid of and preventing bad breath. It helps balance the levels of acid that contribute to bad breath. Plus, it fights oral bacteria that cause bad breath.
Mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and use it as a mouth rinse once daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Brushing your teeth with baking soda will also help reduce the acidity in your mouth and prevent bacteria from building up on your tongue.

9. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties that act like a powerful disinfectant for your mouth. Can get the benefits from tea tree oil in a variety of ways.
Brush your teeth with a toothpaste containing tea tree oil.
Another option is to put a few drops of tea tree oil on your toothbrush along with your regular toothpaste.
You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil, peppermint oil and lemon oil in a glass of water and use it as a mouthwash.

10. Tea
Normal as well as herbal teas can also help combat bad breath. The antioxidant polyphenols present in both green and black tea can stop the growth of bacteria responsible for bad breath.
Make this tea, steep one teaspoon of dried sage in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Strain and drink this tea several times a day to keep your breath fresh.
If your bad breath persists even after trying these natural treatments, consult a doctor or dentist to see if there is a more serious underlying problem.

Tips to prevent bad breath

A. If you wear dentures, remove them at night and clean to get rid of bacterial buildup from food and drink.

B. Drink plenty of water and swish cool water around in your mouth. This is especially helpful to freshen 'morning breath.'
Brush after every meal and floss, preferably twice a day.

C. Replace your toothbrush every two to three months.

D. Arrange regular dental check-ups and cleansing.

E. Scrape your tongue each morning with a tongue scraper or spoon to decrease the bacteria, fungi, and dead cells that can cause odour. Hold the tip of the tongue with gauze to pull it forward in order to clean the back of the tongue.

F. Chew a handful of cloves, fennel seeds, or aniseeds. Their antiseptic qualities help fight halitosis-causing bacteria.

G. Chew a piece of lemon or orange rind for a mouth- freshening burst of flavor. (wash the rind thoroughly first.) the citric acid will stimulate the salivary glands and fight bad breath.

H. Chew a fresh sprig of parsley, basil, mint, or cilantro. The chlorophyll in these green plants neutralizes odours.

I. Try a 30-second mouthwash rinse that is alcohol-free (unlike many off-the-shelf products). Mix a cup of water with a teaspoon of baking soda (which changes the ph level and fights odour in the mouth) and a few drops of antimicrobial peppermint essential oil. Don't swallow it! (yields several rinses.)

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M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Improve your Digestion -


1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is often used to kick start a slow stomach. Though acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing effect that helps settle indigestion.

Add one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a cup of water.Mix in one teaspoon of raw honey.Drink this solution two to three times a day for quick relief.

2. Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds can be really helpful for indigestion caused by very spicy or fatty food. Fennel seeds contain volatile oils that can help reduce nausea and control flatulence.

Dry roast, grind, and sieve fennel seeds. Take half a teaspoon of this powder along with water. Follow this remedy twice daily.Alternatively, you can drink fennel tea, made by steeping two teaspoons of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of hot water.Another option is to simply chew a spoonful of fennel seeds for symptom relief.

3. Ginger

Ginger stimulates digestive juices and the flow of enzymes that help you digest your food. This makes ginger an effective remedy for indigestion, especially when it is caused by overeating.

In fact, as a preventive measure, you can sprinkle salt on some fresh ginger slices and chew it thoroughly after eating a heavy meal.

Take two teaspoons of ginger juice, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of table salt and black salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and consume it with or without water, whatever suits you.Another option is to add two teaspoons of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of warm water and drink it.You can also drink homemade ginger tea to get relief from bloating, cramps, gas and stomach aches. To make ginger tea, boil one teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of  water for 5 to 10 minutes.Adding ginger as a spice in your recipes can also help if you are suffering from indigestion.

4. Baking Soda

Indigestion often happens due to high levels of stomach acids. Baking soda is one of the most simple and effective treatments for this problem because it acts like an antacid.

Stir one-half teaspoon of baking soda into half a glass of water. Drink this solution to neutralize the acid in your stomach and give your relief from bloating.

5. Carom Seeds

Carom seeds, also known as Bishop’s weed or ajwain, have digestive and carminative properties that help treat indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Grind together some carom seeds and dried ginger into a fine powder. Add one teaspoon of this powder and a little black pepper to a cup of warm water and drink it. Do this once or twice a day.Simply eating one-half teaspoon of carom seeds can also provide relief from indigestion.

6. Herbal Tea

Drinking herbal tea after eating a heavy meal can greatly reduce indigestion. Dip your favorite herbal tea bag into a hot cup of water and cover it for five minutes. Drink it while it is still warm.

Peppermint tea and chamomile tea, in particular, help calm your stomach and relieve digestive problems.

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Health benefits of fennel seeds

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Health benefits of fennel seeds
Health benefits of fennel seeds:

They are very high in antioxidants.
It has anti-inflammatory properties thus benefit people suffering from arthritis and joint pains.
Helps lower blood pressure naturally.
The fennel seeds are extensively used as breath freshener. You could chew them after you have your meals.
It is considered to be an immune system enhancer and many people have said that it gives a sense of relaxation and well-being when they drink fennel tea regularly.
It serves as a therapeutic agent, relaxant and stimulant.
Fennel seeds are rich in minerals such as calcium, manganese and vitamin b3.
It aids in the treatment of numerous digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation and indigestion etc.
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Ten Ayurvedic Ways To Improve Digestion

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
As per Ayurveda, good digestion is the chief indicator of salubrious health. A proper digestion leads to enhanced ojas. Ojas is the end biochemical outcome that results in improved quality of life. On the other hand, improper digestion leads to creation of ama or toxins in the body. If ama accumulates in the body for long time it is difficult to flush them out. If you want to follow the ayurvedic way of life then you really have to stress upon improving your digestion. Here are some tips to do the same:
1. Start your day with a glassful of warm water mixed with one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can also add half a tablespoon of honey to it. Lemon juice acts as a purifier and reduces ama in the alimentary tract.
2. Lassi or buttermilk is excellent for digestion. It improves the digestive flora without hindering the microcirculatory channels of the human body. Buttermilk is best taken during lunch, it should not be consumed after sunset.
3. Have a small slice of fresh ginger with very little freshly squeezed lemon juice. It helps in stirring up the digestive fires and enhances appetite before meal time. If you find it difficult to eat ginger directly, then squeeze out ¼ teaspoon of ginger juice and mix it with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and have this mixture about half an hour before meal time.
4. Never skip breakfast. Have fresh fruits, boiled vegetables and cooked cereal in breakfast. This is light for the stomach and helps in keeping the digestion fires alive and active all through the day.
5. There are some spices with aids digestion, try to include them as ingredients while cooking your meal. Spices such as turmeric, coriander powder, dried ginger, cumin and ajwain aids digestion as well as helps in flushing out toxins from the body. They also help in better absorption and of nutrients. There are some foods that are difficult to digest, like lentils, they must always be cooked along with above mentioned spices to prevent flatulence.
6. Most people are addicted to caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee. Try to replace them with herbal teas. Start having a fragrant fennel tea after you have you lunch to improve digestion. If you find fennel good to taste, then chew some seeds after you have your meal.
7. Avoid having snacks between two meals. Your gastrointestinal system needs time to rest as well as recharge in between meals as well as after a meal. If you really feel the need to snack in between then have only fresh fruits as they are easy to digest. In Ayurveda fruits are not recommended after sunset.
8. Have soaked grains, seeds, nuts as well as lentils in warm water for about half an hour to an hour. This makes them simpler to digest.
9. You must eat heavy food items such as cheese etc during lunch meal. The digestive fires are most active during the daytime, they start going into slumber by nightfall.
10. Ice or cold drinks douse the digestive fires, must avoid them at all times. You can sip warm water or water at room temperature throughout the day. It is believed that warm water is exceptionally good for the stomach, it aids digestion and purification.
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Table of Content

Fennel Tea
Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea
Has anti-spasmodic effects
Aids in digestion
Helps in weight loss
Boosts immunity
Detoxifies the body
Balances hormone levels
Helps reduce inflammation
Is useful for the eyes
Helps lower blood pressure
Treats respiratory problems
Uses of Fennel Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea
Cultivation of Fennel Tea