Why You Should Have Fennel Seeds (Saunf) Right Now

2016-09-22
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Our impression of saunf is merely restricted to a mouth freshener. But apart from being a mouth freshener, it has a number of effects which are seldom known. From aiding in digestion to strengthening the immune system, saunf is a lot more than just a mouth freshener. It is rather a whole bundle of nutrients including iron, copper, magnesium, calcium, potassium, silicon, zinc. Following are the reasons why you should consume fennel seeds more often.

 

1. Relief from menstrual pain            

Fennel seeds invigorate and direct the stream of blood in the pelvic and uterine area.This property makes them a remedy to menstrual pain.

How to use:

  • Heat up a tablespoon of saunf in water. Allow it to boil till water turns green in color following which, remove the seeds. Consume this warm for relief from menstrual cramps.

 

2. Great for the digestive tract

Fennel seeds are incredible when used to beat heartburn. They increase salivation and aid in absorption. The high fiber content additionally relieves constipation and softens stools.

 

3. A Shield from anemia

Fennel seeds are pressed with iron and copper, each being essential in the process of formation of blood cells. The seeds increase iron content in body and aid in generation of hemoglobin. Owing to this, it can combat long standing anemia.

 

4. Makes you fit

It is believed that fennel seeds when combined with dark cumin expand insulin sensitivity and helps in weight reduction. It also lowers cholesterol levels.

How to use:

  • Roast some dry fennel seeds and pound them. Take a spoon of this powder and blend it with warm water. Drink this decoction twice a day empty stomach.

 

5. Reduction in break outs

The antibacterial and antioxidant properties make fennel seeds a boon for the skin. Applying a paste prepared from fennel on face keeps inflammation under control.

How to use:

  • Heat up a couple of fennel seeds in water till a change in color is observed. Cool the blend and use it as a toner. Dab it using cotton ball or directly apply on face with your hand. Leave for a few minutes and rinse off.

 

6. Maintains blood pressure

Chewing fennel seeds boost nitrite content in saliva, which makes them an effective remedy to keep blood pressure in check. Fennel seeds also contain large amount of potassium, which keeps heart rate and blood pressure in normal limits.

 

So, it is not just a mouth freshener right? Chew on a couple of fennel seeds directly after dinner. This will keep your circulatory and digestive systems sound and would keep your skin blooming.

 

 

 

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