Benefits of Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds are sometimes confused with those of anise, which are similar in taste and appearance.
1. Fennel is an aromatic herb
Fennel is an aromatic herb belonging to the parsley family. It is used as a spice and possesses a sweet taste that is similar to anise. It is an essential ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine. It is native to the South European region but is consumed well in all of the European regions. It is a two meter plant with dark green leaves and yellow flowers. Fennel seeds are generally eaten for the taste but also very healthy owing to the nutrition value attached to it.
Fennel is a symbol of strength and longevity. It was also believed by ancient Greeks to increase one
It is also used for various health benefits that are derived from its anti oxidants. These anti oxidants are essential to curb unwanted free radical reactions in the body. This phenomenon also prevents many diseases that can get serious at a later stage. Some of the anti oxidants listed in these seeds are kaemoferol and quercetin that are known to prevent degenerative reactions.
4. Dietary fibres
Fennel seeds contain a good amount of dietary fibre that is essential for the body. The fibre content helps improve digestion in the body, by facilitating timely breaking down of food molecules that make energy reactions possible.
The carcinogenic diseases should be treated at the right stage so that their effect can be curbed or eliminated in the future. This is made possible by the anti oxidant capabilities of the fennel seeds.
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2. Tea made by boiling 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana), taken twice or thrice a day provides excellent remedy. (A little honey or lemon juice can be added to improve the flavour).
3. Grind a few roots of the mango tree into a fine paste and apply on the palm and soles of the patients.
4. The neem leaf decoction taken with pepper powder lowers temperature.
5. ½ teaspoon ground pepper is mixed in warm water along with 1 teaspoon palm candy (sugar obtained from palm). This drink is taken at bedtime. w Fruit juice taken frequently.
6. Regular intake of a pinch of saffron (kesar).
7. Apply sandalwood paste on the forehead to bring the temperature down.
8. Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 teacup water till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every morning and evening for a few days. (This filtrate, when used to wash the eyes frequently, is reported to strengthen the eye muscles. It is a good cleansing lotion for inflamed eyes.)