Fennel and fennel seed are great for more than just stir-frying or flavoring soups. Be aware: Fennel should not be used if you are pregnant. Fennel can usually be found in most grocery stores’ produce section. It is in the same category as celery. It looks similar to celery’s larger version with a large white bulb at its bottom and long, green stalks.
Fennel is often added to soups or vegetables because of its mild licorice taste. Fennel can be chopped and used in soups or stir-fry. Fennel is great with salmon, lobster, chicken and fish, as well as stews, soups, stir-fry, and even soups. You can experiment with fennel! Fennel tea bags can be purchased or you can make your own by buying fennel seed and steeping them in boiling hot water for 5 minutes.
Strain to remove the seeds and add honey if you wish. This makes a great morning or noon tea, as it wakes you up and has mild diuretic effects. Fennel can cause constipation if taken in large quantities. However, it is good for diarrhea when taken in smaller quantities.
Fennel is a great home remedy for stomach irritations such as gas and bloating, cramps, and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fennel and fennel seed help with digestion when consumed on a regular basis. Therefore, if taken in moderate amounts, it helps to keep your stomach empty and your bowels healthy. There are many factors that affect how much fennel a person can tolerate. This will vary from one person to the next.
Fennel stimulates the production and use of bile, which is responsible for digestion of fats. Fennel is also rich in nutrition. It contains tons of vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Fennel contains powerful antioxidants such as caretonoids, anetholes and vitamin C. These antioxidants may help reduce your risk of developing cancer or other serious infections. Fennel, which contains a compound called “anethole”, may be able help with pain associated with fibromyalgia and arthritis.
The delicious vegetable can help with respiratory problems and coughs. It may also reduce the risk of allergic reactions and asthma attacks. You can use this as a cough suppressant by boiling one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water. Strain the seeds out and add 1 teaspoon honey. Take 3 to 4 times per day. To make the fennel tea more effective as a cough suppressant, add a pinch of black pepper. Fennel is said to increase libido in both men and women. In animal studies on rats, it has been shown that it increases the same.
It contains an estrogen-like substance (estragole), similar to anise. It may increase female sexual desire. Fennel was used as a source of synthetic estrogen in the 1930s. It can stimulate uterine contractions and should not be used if you are pregnant. Fennel is mildly appetite suppressant and mild diuretic propertic. It can be used as a home remedy to lower blood pressure naturally. Fennel is a great choice if you are looking to lose weight. Fennel can be used to treat prostate and bladder problems in males. It also makes sex more enjoyable. Fennel can also reduce orgasm, which allows men to have sex for longer periods of time.
Avoid excessive intake of fennel and fennel seeds, as they can cause unusual psychiatric problems like hallucinations. If taken in excess, it can cause damage to muscle tissue. It is important to avoid it if you are pregnant or have a possibility of becoming pregnant.