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The 5 Benefits of Fennel Seeds


 

The 5 Benefits of Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are derived from the flowering plant Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). While it is native to Europe, Fennel has been naturalized all over the world with one of its primary areas of production being in India.


Here are 5 health benefits of fennel seeds:


ANTI INFLAMMATORY

Research shows that regular consumption of fennel seeds can lead to reduction in inflammation in the body. While inflammation is a natural process the body goes through to heal itself, chronic inflammation can lead to various health problems.


HEART HEALTH

Fennel seeds contain a high content of fiber and dietary fiber has been linked to reduction in risk of heart disease.


CANCER-FIGHTING

A study conducted in 2015 showed promising results when anethole, one of the main
compounds found in fennel seeds suppressed the development of cancer cells and induced apoptosis (removal of disease cells by immune cells).

ANTI BACTERIAL

Fennel seeds have been linked to the inhibition of growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Bacteria that commonly causes ailments on the skin and in the upper respiratory tract.

REDUCTION IN GAS AND BLOATING

Fennel seeds relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract which helps with easing bloating and allows gas to pass through more freely.


While there are various health benefits to consuming fennel seeds, they also make a great flavourful addition to salads, soups, curries and can even be added to tea.

 

Sources:
http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QC/visualize
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22696872
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fennel-and-fennel-seed-benefits
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3898422
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22464689
https://time.com/85889/the-best-and-worst-foods-for-bloating
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