Fennel Seeds, also known as Saunf in India, are traditionally eaten after a meal to control bad breathe. But do you know that apart from acting like a mouth fresher, fennel seeds offer benefits to the skin, hair and health? Here are some great fennel seeds benefits:
Having fennel seeds regularly help in relieving indigestion, bloating, constipation, intestinal gas, heartburn, acidity and other digestion problems.
Regulates blood pressure
A cup of fennel seeds in your daily diet would pump you with a good amount of potassium. It is widely known that potassium aids in reducing high blood pressure. Hence, heart rate is also maintained, thanks to the rich amount of potassium content in fennel seeds.
Improves Hair quality
Fennel seeds keep your scalp healthy by treating dandruff, itchiness and split-ends. They also reduce hair breakage. For the hair treatment, it is often recommended to prepare a fennel seeds tea by adding boiled water to powdered fennel seeds. After leaving it to cool down for 15-20 minutes, use it as the last rinse after the hair wash.
Benefits the skin
Loaded with antioxidants, fennel seeds prevent acne, wrinkles and dark spots. Having fennel seeds gives you a flawless and glowing skin, by making it youthful. By providing minerals like iron, zinc, selenium and calcium to the body, fennel seeds imparts a healthy skin.
Fennel seeds have the ability to create a feeling of fullness, thus suppressing the appetite. Moreover, they boost the metabolism and reduce water retention. These factors play an important role in combating weight problems.
Fennel Seeds prevent certain forms of Cancer, by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells at an early stage, according to a tissue-culture study published in the September 2011 “Journal of Medicinal Food”. They also prevent cramps , thus act like natural pain relieving ingredient for menstrual pains.
Even though allergic reactions to Fennel seeds are quite rare, though more likely in those who are also allergic to carrots, celery or dill. So, always consult a doctor, if you suspect an allergic reaction after chewing fennel seeds or drinking fennel seed tea.
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