Written By Aquib Nawab, BBA
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)
Fennel seeds are an aromatic herb that have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties.
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Bloating is a common digestive issue that can be uncomfortable and even painful. Fennel seeds can help reduce bloating.
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Gas is another common digestive issue that can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Fennel seeds can help reduce gas.
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How Fennel Seeds Work
Fennel seeds contain compounds that can help relax the muscles in the digestive tract, reducing bloating and gas.
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Fennel seeds also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.
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Fennel seeds can help stimulate the production of digestive juices, making it easier to digest food and reducing bloating and gas.
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Fennel seeds have a calming effect on the digestive system, which can help reduce bloating and gas caused by stress.
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Other Health Benefits
Fennel seeds have other health benefits, including reducing bad breath and improving eye health.
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How to Use Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds can be used in many different ways, including adding them to meals, chewing them after a meal, or drinking fennel tea.
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Fennel Tea Recipe
To make fennel tea, steep 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
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Adding Fennel Seeds to Meals
Fennel seeds can be added to many different meals, including soups, stews, and roasted vegetables.
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Chewing Fennel Seeds
Chewing fennel seeds after a meal can help freshen breath and reduce bloating and gas.
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While fennel seeds are generally safe, they may interact with certain medications. Consult a doctor before using fennel seeds medicinally.
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