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Fennel Benefits

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Fennel, which is also known as Foeniculum vulgare, is an aromatic plant used widely for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The seeds of the fennel plant have an aniselike aroma and often feature in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Fennel is used to improve digestion, relieve flatulence, treat hypertension, increase milk production in breast-feeding mothers, and treat respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders.

To make fennel tea, lightly crush a teaspoonful of fennel seeds and then steep the seeds in boiling water add a little agave or honey to sweeten your tea and enjoy the perfect of tea.

 Fennel has been used for Digestive Health

Since ancient Roman and Egyptian times, fennel has been regarded as a powerful digestive aid. In a 2012 review in the “International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,” author Marco Valussi reported that consumption of fennel increased spontaneous gastric motility and gastric acid secretions in animal models. Valussi also reported that an herbal combination including fennel eliminated intestinal pain in 95 percent of patients who had chronic, nonspecific colitis.

Fennel is great to use in cooking Italian cooking try 12 ways to cook Fennel  and add Fennel to your list of favorites.

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