Benefits Of Fennel Tea
Fennel, botanically known as Foeniculum vulgare is used as a cooking spice all over the world. Apart from being used as a spice, fennel has been an essential part of the Indian, Western, Chinese and Arab pharmacopoeias. The sweet earthy taste of fennel seeds enhances meat dishes, breads, fish, vinegar and pickles. Fennel seeds are crushed and boiled in water to produce fennel tea, which is used for treating several health related problems. The volatile oils of fennel seeds contain terpenoid anethole, that has mild estrogen-like activity and help in treating many female disorders. Apart from it there are many other benefits of fennel tea. Some of these benefits include:
1. Helps in treating eye problems.
Fennel tea is effective in treating many eye problems such as pink eye or conjunctivitis. Cotton pads soaked in fennel tea soothe infected and painful eyes.
2. Improves digestion.
Regular intake of fennel tea helps to improve digestion and prevents the formation of gas after heavy meals. This extract of fennel seeds provides relief from heartburn, dyspepsia, flatulency and bloating.
3. Helps in treating stomach disorders.
Apart from treating stomach disorders like diarrhea and constipation, fennel tea improves the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
4. Beneficial for the respiratory system.
Fennel tea enhances the production of mucus in the upper respiratory tract and thus helps in treating certain kinds of inflammations. The tea aids in inducing expectoration and thus facilitates the expulsion of mucus via the bronchial outlet.
5. Aids in promoting labor.
Fennel tea is a uterine stimulant and thus used as a natural medication for initiating labor in would-be mothers.
6. Helps in treating female disorders.
Regular intake of fennel tea helps in tackling several menstruation related problems in women. It helps in relaxing the taut uterine muscles during menstruation. It is thus used as an antispasmodic for relieving muscle pain during this time. Fennel tea is also effective in preventing the formation of hormones that give rise to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopausal depressions.
7. Helps in weight loss.
Fennel tea helps in weight loss by its dual effects. Firstly, it helps to improve the rate of body metabolism and suppresses the greed for in-taking food. Secondly fennel tea is a diuretic and enhances urination. It thus helps to remove harmful toxic substance from the body and promotes weight loss.
8. Enhances the body immunity.
Fennel tea reduces the growth of damaging disease causing organisms in the body. Regular intake of this tea thus helps in enhancing the body immunity and prevents the occurrence of diseases.
9. Beneficial for the mouth.
Fennel tea helps in alleviating toothache and keeps away bad breath.
For getting so many benefits of fennel tea just boil ground fennel seeds in some water, allow it to cool and sip a cup of it. It will also help you become speedy and active for the whole long day.