As this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
Fennel Seed’s Health Benefits include;
1. Relieves Chest Congestion
Fennel is known to relieve congestion of the chest, including alleviating bronchitis. Fennel assists in breaking down the mucus/phlegm in the respiratory system.
Fennel has antispasmodic properties, which make is great at alleviating Colic, helping to relax the muscles and improve comfort.
3. Anti-Viral and 4. Anti-Inflammatory
The high potency of Vitamin C in Fennel means it is great for the immune system. It is a great anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
5. Improves Digestion
The seeds of fennel can be chewed after meals, to assist digestion as well as improve breath.
6. Appetite Suppressant
Fennel Seed infused hot water, or in cold water (overnight) can be a natural alternative to appetite suppressants. The seeds can also be chewed for the same purpose.
7. Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis pains
The powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Fennel seed make it a great natural reliever of Rheumatoid Arthritis and its pains.
8. Assists PMS, Breast-feeding & Menopause
Fennel regulates hormones in the body. This is why Fennel is great for PMS, increasing milk production for lactating mothers, and can also assist with Menopause.
9. Insect Repellent for Pets
Fennel seed can repel fleas off pets. Mixed with Anise, into a pouch and tucked into a dog’s bed, will encourage a dog to sleep in the chosen bed/blanket.
10. Relieves Hypertension
Fennel is rich in Potassium, which is a vital nutrient in our bodies. One of the great benefits potassium has on our bodies is to relieve the tension in the blood-vessels, which thereby reduces high blood pressure.
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