Being aromatic as its fundamental characteristic makes Fennel seeds (Saunf) a great mouth freshener. But learning more about it will make it a staple herb in your kitchen. Fennel seeds, in general, have many culinary as well as medicinal uses and have been used since ancient times.
It helps to release a number of ailments and facilitates a better health due to its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diuretic, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant and digestive properties.
It contains vitamin c, potassium, manganese, iron, folate and fiber. It is also rich in phytochemicals and has a high concentration of volatile oils.
Treats Respiratory Illnesses
Fennel tea is often recommended to treat respiratory illnesses and not only cough and cold but also asthma and bronchitis because of its antimicrobial properties.
Improves Cardiac Problems
Sauf infused water helps you to detoxify the body and controls your cholesterol levels in the body. Controlling the cholesterol levels prevents you to face any cardiac problems.
Helps in Mensural Cramps
Fennel seeds have phytoestrogenic property, by which it scavenging from all the pains from those cramps.
Beats Bad Breath
Fennel seeds have the best flavouristic properties, eaten after every meal helps in killing all bad breath producing bacteria from the oral cavity. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help in soothing sore gums as well.
The seeds have its own properties which help in stimulating digestion. It helps in all types of problems like getting rid of flatulence, acidity, heartburn and constipation. A good habit of eating a spoonful of fennel seeds after every meal of people with pitta Prakriti will help controlling acidity.
Relives Water Retention
Drinking fennel water helps when bloated, it is an excellent diuretic. Studies show that this herb when taken every day helps relief from all these problems.
Protects Against Cancers
The carcinogenic properties of fennel seeds make it an excellent herb to fight against free radical formation in the body.
Saunf in its self is the biggest natural appetite suppressant, ie it helps in reducing the hunger pangs and binge eating. Sauf water helps to boost metabolism and stimulating burning fat process, therefore, helping reduce obesity.