benefits of fennel seeds

Benefits of Fennel Seeds

21. Help for newborn babie
Fennel water is used in newborn babies to relieve colic pain and help aid digestion. Fennel seed oil is used to relieve coughs, bronchitis and as massage oil to cure joint pains.
22. Culinary uses
Fennel seeds exude anise like sweet fruity aroma when rubbed between fingers. Its herb parts, including tender growing tops, root bulb, dried stalks, and seeds are used extensively in a wide variety of cuisines all over the world. its seeds are being used as part of curry powder (Bengali paanch pooran). In addition, sugarcoated fennel seeds (saunf) have been used as a condiment after food to improve digestion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
23. Safety profile
Fennel seed should be avoided in large doses. Compounds in fennel may be neuro toxic in higher concentrations and may cause hallucinations and seizures. It may exacerbate estrogen receptor linked cancer conditions like endometrial, breast, ovarian... etc., due to high concentration of estrogenic compounds in it. Pregnant women may be advised to avoid eating fennel in large amounts.
24. Pleasant smelling herb
Fennel is a perennial, pleasant smelling herb with yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout the world. Dried fennel seeds are often used in cooking as an anise flavored spice. But don
25. Used for various digestive problems
Fennel is used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas,bloating, loss of appetite, and colic in infants. It is also used for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, cholera, backache, bedwetting, and visual problems.
26. Increasing sex drive
Some women use fennel for increasing the flow of breast milk, promotingmenstruation, easing the birthing process, and increasing sex drive.
27. Blood Pressure and Occular Pressure Reduction
These preliminary results indicate that fennel seed shows potential as a natural means of preventing or treating a vision impairing disease known as glaucoma, a form of which is associated with elevated pressure in the eyes.
28. Bone Health
Researchers concluded that the bone strengthening benefits of fennel seed may be due to its ability to inhibit production and activity of bone destroying cells.
29. Potential Risks
One of the primary essential oils in fennel seeds, has caused liver cancer in animal studies and might promote some forms of cancer in humans, according to the Health & Consumer Protection Directorate General of the European Commission.
30. Female reproductive system
Women who are going through menopause or are experiencing menstrual problems may benefit from the estrogenic properties of fennel. It has a balancing effect on thefemale reproductive system and increases the flow of body energy. Extracts of fennel have estrogenic properties that may benefit women going through the hormonal imbalances caused by menopause.