Benefits Of Fennel Spice And Aniseed:
Aids digestion – Both Fennel seeds and anise are rich in fibre and have antispasmodic and carminative effects, which helps in digestive dysfunction such as heartburn, intestinal gas (and infant gas), bloating, and even colic in infants. Chewing on the seeds after eating heavy spicy meals helps in digesting it better.
Helps to eliminate respiratory problems and Asthma – The expectorant properties of aniseed and fennel spice help in the management of cough and asthma. It also helps with cold, bronchitis and sinusitis.
Improves Lactation – Fennel seeds contain a compound called anethole, which is said to help increase milk secretion in women. This is particularly helpful for lactating women to maintain a good flow of milk during breastfeeding.
Helps Maintain Healthy Body Fat and Lose Weight – Fennel is excellent for combating obesity as it suppresses the appetite and creates a feeling of fullness. Drinking fennel seed water or fennel tea helps to flush out toxins and excess fluid from the body as it works as a diuretic ( frequent urination).
An Instant Breath Freshener – Just like chewing on a chewing gum, munching on fennel seeds or aniseed instantly freshens breath and disguises bad oral odours. The antimicrobial properties of the seeds fight germs that cause bad breath.