Used in several culinary and medicinal uses, fennel is an aromatic and flavourful herb that has a lot of benefits. After learning about it, you’ll want to put it on your grocery list and make it a household staple.
- Bad breath issues? Worry no more! Just munching on a few fennel seeds will sweeten and refresh your breath after a meal and especially get rid of bad breath after an odorous meal. It has antimicrobial properties that fight the germs that cause bad breath and soothe sore gums. In addition to chewing on a fennel seeds, you can swish lukewarm fennel tea in your mouth and gargle with it to reduce bad breath.
- In addition to its popular use as a breath freshener, you can enjoy the health benefits of this licorice-tasting herb by sprinkling it on breads or cakes before baking, adding it in fruit salads, adding fresh fennel roots in sautéed vegetables, or simply chewing fennel seeds after meals. How tasty is that!
- If you have digestive problems such as indigestion, bloating, flatulence, constipation, colic, intestinal gas, heartburn, and even irritable bowel, fennel can relieve them! This herb also stimulates digestion and has carminative effects that soothe the digestive tract and prevent the formation of gas. Furthermore, it can help rebuild the digestive system after radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
- If you are obese, fennel is excellent for combating it as this leafy veggie suppresses the appetite and creates a feeling of fullness. It works as a natural fat buster by boosting the metabolism and breaking down fats. Plus, being a diuretic, fennel helps reduce water retention, which is a common cause of temporary weight gain.
- Fennel is also beneficial for cancer patients because it helps remove carcinogenic toxins from the colon. Moreover, the herb has an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient called anethole that has anti-cancer effects.
See the numerous benefits of fennel? These are just some! Find out more after chomping one!
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