- In Indian cuisine, there is a tradition of taking a few fennel seeds after a meal and chewing them (it's called mukhvas, meaning mouth freshener).
- This helps in the digestion of food by increasing digestive fluids.
- Fennel seeds are anti-flatulence so prevents gastric problems.
- They also help in diarrhea and piles.
- When experiencing diarrhea with bloating and cramps, chew 2-3 teaspoons until it is very finely ground. Then drink water.
- For arthritis joint pain, boil one glass of water with 4 teaspoons of fennel seeds until there is 1/4 glass of water left. Then add 1 teaspoon of Castor oil and take this twice a day-morning and evening. Continue until you are fully recovered.
- High level of potassium in fennel seeds help healthy brain functions and maintaining healthy blood pressure.
- Fennel seeds are known as seeds of sight since it improves eyesight.
- When dehydrated, fennel and coriander seeds concoction cures.
- Iron and amino acid found in fennel seeds help against anemia.
- Fennel is a Anti-oxidant so prevents from many degenerative decease .
- Increases red blood cell production.
- Increases urine frequency, so throws toxins out.
- Helps in and prevents cardiovascular decease.
- Fennel seeds help fight against scalp and hair infections.
- fennel seeds help in reduction of PMS symptoms and related pain.
- Vitamin c in fennel helps in boosting immunity.
*When experiencing constipation or mouth ulcers one should discontinue ingesting fennel seeds for the time being. (Some theory believes that roughage in fennel seeds helps with constipation)
* These are general guidelines, but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
*Best approach is to eat a variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
*Good things are good until used in moderation, when overdone it is not good.