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Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai) And Its Side Effects

Since the ancient times, fennel tea has been used as a Greek herb and for flavoring food. Referred to as Malathro, it has been a distinct part of Greek cooking. As trade flourished, this remarkable herb traveled around the world and gained prominence in most food cultures. Today, people use the Fennel seeds as a flavoring agent in food recipes as well as in herbal teas. Its herbal properties make fennel widely used as herb for treating the health issues including loss of appetite, stomach bloating, backache, bronchitis, cholera, and respiratory tract infections. Fennel seeds are also widely known for increasing the breast milk in women, increasing the sex drive, and promoting menstruation. So, next time if you have any of the issues mentioned above, make yourself a cup of Fennel Tea.

Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai) And Its Side Effects

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Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
It helps in regulating the blood pressure
The fennel tea helps in dealing with constipation
It helps in lowering the gastric issues
It helps to remove toxins and reduces water retention
It helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma
It purifies the blood
It improves eyesight
It reduces the Tridosha
Makes weight Loss easier
It helps reduce acne
It helps mothers have good milk production
It prevents the danger of kidney and liver failure
Uses of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Origin And Cultivation of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Fennel, also known as ‘Sauf’, ‘Fenol,’ ‘Fennel,’ and ‘Malathro’ is a widely used spice. It is a perennial herb and a flowering plant with yellow flowers, and feather-like leaves. Fennel is commonly found on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and riverbanks; as the plant requires dry soil to grow. Due to its aromatic property and woody taste, fennel is widely used in cooking to give a different flavor to the food. Besides being aromatic, it has many medicinal properties as well. In the history of medicine, Fennel Tea, a brewed concoction of Fennel Seeds and Water, has been highly used for its herbal properties. A cup of Fennel Tea, early in the morning, would always keep you healthy and energetic.

Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Fennel seeds contain essential compounds, dietary fibers, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. Let’s see the nutritional values in brief. Fennel Seed contains vitamins, including Niacin (37%), Pyridoxine (36%), Thiamine (34%), Vitamin A (4.5%) and C (35%). The dietary fibers in Fennel seeds are up to 39.8g, which is up to 104%. It contains a vast number of minerals, including Calcium (120%), Iron (232%), Magnesium (96%), Copper (118%), Zinc (33.5%), Phosphorous (70%) and Manganese (284%). The Fennel seeds also contain electrolytes, namely Sodium and Potassium with a percentage of 6% and 36%, respectively. With all these essential vitamins and minerals, Fennel Tea is highly nutritious and should be consumed daily to enjoy its benefits.

Health Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

It helps in regulating the blood pressure

The Fennel seeds help in increasing the nitrite content in saliva, which in turn keeps a check on blood pressure. Also, as the seeds contain potassium, a component maintaining the body fluids and cells. It helps to controls the heart rate and thus, regulates the blood pressure.

The fennel tea helps in dealing with constipation

With a hectic schedule, 75% of the people are prone to irregular eating habits, which leads to the common issues of indigestion and bloating. However, fennel seeds have got your back. Fennel seeds contain essential oil, Estragole, Fenchone, and Anethole that helps to promote digestion and production of enzymes, responsible for digestion.

It helps in lowering the gastric issues

As indigestion leads to gas formation, a glass of fennel tea helps relieve the gas and ease constipation in digestive tracts. It helps to relieve the irritation in the intestines and keeps the digestive tract healthy and stress-free.

It helps to remove toxins and reduces water retention

Fennel tea is a concoction made by soaking fennel seeds overnight and boiling them. Consuming fennel tea helps to flush out the body toxins. As it works as a diuretic, it removes toxins, stimulates perspiration, and reduces urinary tract problems.

It helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma

These seeds contain phytonutrients, which are primarily known for clearing the sinuses. If anybody has lung congestion, bronchitis, and cough, regular intake of fennel tea can do a miracle.

It purifies the blood

Fennel seeds contain fiber and essential oils to purify the blood. It clears the blood and flushes out the sludge and toxins. Research suggests regularly consuming fennel tea helps to clean the blood.

It improves eyesight

Fennel seeds have Vitamin A, which is essential for correcting vision. In ancient times, mainly in India, its extract was used for correcting Glaucoma as well.

It reduces the Tridosha

According to Ayurveda, the basic energy levels that regulate us at emotional and physical levels are called Tridosha. These comprise of Vata, Pita, and Kapha. With fennel seeds, one can achieve a balance in the Tridosha levels to attain a healthy life. As the seeds are known to have a cooling effect, one can also drink the fennel tea to beat the summer heat.

Makes weight Loss easier

One of the benefits of drinking fennel tea is for promoting weight loss. This works out by increasing the tendency of urination in the body, due to which an individual experience bloating and water retention. Furthermore, as fennel tea acts as a booster for your metabolism, it aids in burning the body calories and fat much faster. So, exercising will be more beneficial if you drink this tea. Also, controlling your hormones and appetite with the help of this tea will prevent your body from experiencing obesity and overeating.

It helps reduce acne

If fennel seeds are consumed regularly or taken in the form of concoction, then there is a boost in the hormonal balance in the body that tends to reduce acne. As the seeds contain valuable minerals, these balance the oxygen and keep the skin rejuvenated for a longer period.

It helps mothers have good milk production

Would-be mommies are always suggested to drink fennel tea, as it helps to produce more and healthy breast milk for the baby. Moreover, a pregnant mother must consume the tea to protect her unborn child from the possibility of colic after its birth.

It prevents the danger of kidney and liver failure

The regular intake of the tea maintains regular flow of the urine, and prevents the damage to liver in alcoholics. It is also known to prevent the kidney stone and increase the kidney function.

Uses of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Fennel has a very distinctive use in medicine as well as in culinary. It not only adds flavor to food but also help in reducing body issues and ailments. Let us see a brief use of fennel in medicine and cooking. Medicinal uses of fennel seeds: Since the ancient times, in Greek and India, both, fennel seeds have been used to reduce health issues like indigestion, constipation, and flatulence. For medicinal purposes, these seeds are either chewed or soaked and boiled in water to make the concoction. Culinary uses of fennel seeds: The seeds have an anise-like aroma when rubbed with hands. It is both used as fresh green as well as in the form of seeds and powder. The powder of fennel seeds can be made by drying or dry roasting the seeds and grinding them. A pinch of powder adds immense aroma in food.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Although fennel t is an herb with immense medicinal properties, yet its excess use can cause many side effects and allergies. An excess intake of fennel seeds or fennel tea can upset the stomach, increase sun sensitivity, and cause allergic reactions. Other side effects include facial swelling, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, and risk of seizures. In worst case scenario, fennel is known to mimic the estrogen in women, causing the growth of estrogen-dependent cancers. For example, reproductive and ovarian cancer.

Origin And Cultivation of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)

Although fennel t is an herb with immense medicinal properties, yet its excess use can cause many side effects and allergies. An excess intake of fennel seeds or fennel tea can upset the stomach, increase sun sensitivity, and cause allergic reactions. Other side effects include facial swelling, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, and risk of seizures. In worst case scenario, fennel is known to mimic the estrogen in women, causing the growth of estrogen-dependent cancers. For example, reproductive and ovarian cancer.

Popular Questions & Answers

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, Raebareli
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
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.

I have a bad breath problem. I've consulted many dentist but in no use. I brush teeth regularly. I even don't have any other dental problem. Only the problem is bad breath. So give me a solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.

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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,
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 (Saunf ki Chai)
Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Health Benefits of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
It helps in regulating the blood pressure
The fennel tea helps in dealing with constipation
It helps in lowering the gastric issues
It helps to remove toxins and reduces water retention
It helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma
It purifies the blood
It improves eyesight
It reduces the Tridosha
Makes weight Loss easier
It helps reduce acne
It helps mothers have good milk production
It prevents the danger of kidney and liver failure
Uses of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)
Origin And Cultivation of Fennel Tea (Saunf ki Chai)