Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms.
A study in 2017, confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety, without serious side effects.
- relieve Flatulence
- encourage urination
- boost metabolism
- treat hypertension
- improve eyesight
- prevent glaucoma
- regulate appetite
- clear mucus from the airways
- stimulate milk production in nursing women
- speed digestion
- reduce gas
- reduce stress and Much More
The Northwest School of Botanicals WroteFennel seed is one of the most effective digestive aids:
– having carminativ
– is smooth muscle antispasmodic,
– stomachic properties
It is highly beneficial to reduce digestive cramping, gas, and bloating.
The volatile oils contained in the seed stimulate the mucus membranes in the digestive tract, encouraging motility and peristalsis.
The aromatic oils also exert smooth muscle antispasmodic and carminative actions. The seed tincture or tea is effective for treating:
– intestinal spasms that result from conditions such as:
– irritable bowel syndrome
– ulcerative colitis
– Crohn’s disease
– leaky gut syndrome
– Celiac’s disease
– intestinal candidiasis
Fennel’s properties pass through breast milk, reducing:
– infant colic.
Fennel seed has:
– anti-nauseant properties
– aiding recovery from stomach flu
– food poisoning,
– digestive infections
It anesthetizes pain resulting from:
– a hiatal hernia
– the liver
Is useful adjunct for conditions arising from liver stagnation.
Fennel seed complements:
– cathartic laxative
– purgative compounds
– digestive bitter
– cholagogue formulas
It reduces griping caused by the more potent purgative and laxative herbs used for treating constipation.
It also prevents cramping that result from cooling bitter herbs that stimulate excretion of bile from the gall bladder such as Cheladonium (celandine), Cynara (artichoke leaf), Gentiana (gentian), or Berberis (Oregon grape).
Fennel seed tincture can be combined to modify the harshness of cooling, bitter, antimicrobial herbs when treating digestive infections such as:
– stomach flu
– food poisoning,
The seeds have moderate expectorant and antitussive properties; however, the antitussive actions are not as potent as anise, fennel’s cousin.
While anise seed is preferred for treating respiratory conditions, fennel can be incorporated into compounds for:
– treating dry
– hacking coughs
Fennel seed has mild diuretic properties that reduce edema. This is likely one of the reasons it is included in:
-weight loss formulas
though it was also used historically as an
– appetite suppressant.
Fennel seed has:
– galactogogue actions
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Additionally, the carminative properties pass through the breast milk and may be used to reduce infant colic.
A decoction of fennel seed, strained through a fine cloth or paper filter, may be used as eyewash for:
– sore, strained, or bloodshot eyes,
– with other anti-infective agents for conjunctivitis
Fennel is used as a flavoring agent and a harmonizer in blends; with a “liquorice” Flavour
HOW TO MAKE FENNEL TEA
1 to 2 tablespoons (6 to 12 g) of fennel seeds
• 1 cup (240 ml) of water
Add the seeds to a cup, add boiled water
Steep for 5 minutes
Strain and Serve