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Fennel Tea – Health Benefits

by Dianna Leon

The fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is already a very well known plant, as it has been used for various purposes for a long time – for thousands of years, by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It is also known as fennel or aniseed in some places and its tea is one of the most common ways to use it.

This popular medicinal plant has its origins in the Mediterranean, but it can (and is) cultivated in various regions with temperate or subtropical climate. In addition to its tea, fennel is widely used in the cosmetic industry and it is extremely common for some product to have the smell of this herb, which is a favorite here in Brazil. And the variety is great: they are creams for the body, hands, face, shampoos, conditioners, perfumes, etc. The effectiveness of fennel in improving the skin and hair is proven.


Fennel properties

  • antispasmodic
  • Stimulating
  • Relaxing
  • Vermifuge
  • antirheumatics
  • muscle relaxant

These properties are added to its powerful composition to generate numerous benefits for those who consume fennel tea . Its composition is formed by: vitamins (A, B and C), water, carbohydrates, fiber, sodium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and copper.

Benefits of tea

The fennel tea is one of the most consumed in Brazil, whether for its smell, its flavor or the benefits it provides, check out:

  • It combats intestinal gas , so it is widely used by those who suffer from flatulence – this benefit also makes mothers make their children drink tea.
  • For breastfeeding mothers, fennel tea increases milk production and passes to the baby, through breast milk, the prevention of colic that usually affect the little ones during the first months of life.
  • Treats uncomfortable indigestion.
  • It stimulates the appetite, being good for those who are bored.
  • Fights the cough.
  • It loosens the phlegm from the throat.
  • Prevents bad breath .
  • Helps improve constipation.

how to make tea

Fennel tea can be prepared easily: bring a liter of water to a boil, then add 3 tablespoons of dried fennel seeds. Turn off the heat and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Then strain and sweeten if you prefer. The ideal is to drink a maximum of 3 cups a day.

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