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Fennel Seeds 50g
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Fennel seeds benefits
Among the top benefits of fennel seeds are their ability to help remove toxins from your blood. What to do: Grind 2 Tbsp of fennel seeds in a clean coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Add 2 cups of boiling water to the powder. Cover and allow the mixture to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink the tea daily.
Healing Properties and Benefits of Fennel Seed
Fennel seeds have many health benefiting nutrients, compounds, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are known to help prevent and treat disease.
Most commonly, fennel seeds contain high amounts of flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin.
These anti-oxidants help to protect your body from cancers, infections, heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke, aging and other degenerative diseases.
Their powerful anti-oxidant properties make it also a powerful anti-inflammatory which prevent oxidation and inflammation; thus preventing many chronic conditions such as colitis, Crohn‘s (inflammatory bowel) disease and arthritis.
In India it is common to chew fennel seeds after meals to facilitate digestion – they help prevent and treat flatulence, expelling gases from your stomach.
They contain numerous essential oil compounds such as anethole, limonene, anisic, pinene and cineole which have digestive, carminative, and anti-flatulent properties.
The oils in fennel seeds help facilitate proper absorption of nutrients in your stomach and intestines. The oils also contain anti-acidic properties.
Fennel seeds are also concentrated with minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.
In addition to minerals, they contain important vitamins including Vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C as well as many B-complex vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and niacin.
Fennel seeds can not only help prevent and treat constipation but can also act as a laxative with their high fiber content.
They help clear your bowels and their stimulating effect helps maintain the proper peristaltic motion of your intestines.
Fennel seeds when used in a tea have also been known to ease and regulate menstruation.
Fennel seeds have also been know to strengthen the eyes & hair, relax the body, sharpen the memory and have a cooling effect when one becomes over-heated.
Studies have also shown that Fennel may also inhibit the formation of certain tumors caused by cancer-causing chemicals.
Ayurvedic Properties of Fennel Seed
In Ayurveda fennel is used as an expectorant, carminative, stomachic, stimulant, diuretic and antispasmodic to treat coughs & colds, indigestion, abdominal pain, cramps or gas, difficult or burning urination, children’s colic and low agni.
Fennel is also used in Ayurveda for its disinfectant and antibacterial properties. They can be used (chewed) as mouth fresheners, toothpastes and antacid remedies.
Fennel is an effective diuretic used to help remove toxic substances from the body and relieve rheumatism and swelling.
Tastes – Fennel seeds are sweet and pungent in taste.
Energetics – Fennel seeds are cooling. They are sattvic in nature and balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Fennel seeds are also calming to the nerves and promote mental alertness. They symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength
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