Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cure Common Ailments with Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds
Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) ia native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is a perennial herb popularly used in cooking and flavoring drinks. Fennel seeds are rich in vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine and calcium. Fennel is reputed to have therapeutic role as an antispasmodic, analgesic, antacid, appetizer, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, laxative and galactgogue. Owing to its medicinal values, fennel is taken for curing day to day health ailments. In this post, lets learn about some of the beneficial remedies with fennel to cure common health problems- 

Natural Home Remedies with Fennel Seeds
  • Soak about 2 tbsp of fennel seeds in a glass of water overnight and strain the water next morning. Add a pinch of black salt & sugar to taste. This drink is known to be beneficial in Heat stroke.
  • Add about ½ tsp of powdered fennel seeds to the juice prepared from beet root & carrots. Having this drink beneficial in cases of Anemia. 
  • Boil about 2 tsp of fennel seeds in water. Let the mixture stand for 10 min. & strain. Add honey to taste and drink 2-3 cups everyday. This remedy is very effective for Nursing mother for increasing milk.
  • Dry roast about 100 g of fennel seeds, add sugar in equal proportions and powder. Administer a tsp of the mixture 3-4 times daily in cases of Diarrhea.
  • Mix equal amounts of fennel seeds, dry ginger, carom seeds, black cumin seeds & powder. Add salt to it & store in a air tight container. Administering about ½ tsp of the mixture before meals acts as an Appetizer.
  • Eating a tsp of fennel seeds in betel leaf taken after meals, is effective as a Mouth Freshener.
  • Boil 2 tsp of fennel seeds in water & use it as a steam facial to cleanse & Rejuvenate Skin.
  • Eating a tsp of fennel seeds after meals is known to improve Digestion.
  • Taking fennel seeds with fig is known to relieve Bronchitis & other associated problems.

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