Fennel (ਸੌਂਫ ) is an aromatic plant which is used both as a medicinal and a culinary purpose. It is one of the kitchen ingredients used by most of the people. Traditionally it was used as a medicine India, China and the Middle East but now the use of Saunk has been spread over the world. Fennel seeds are also used as Tea which has variant benefits.
The tea is simply prepared by boiling the seeds in water, in a manner that the volatile oil blends well with the water.
WHY FENNEL TEA IS GOOD?
As the fennel seeds contain antioxidants the fennel tea benefits the digestive functioning and improves the immunity and enhances eye health. It is rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, amino acids and various other nutrients, fennel tea must be included in our diet.
BENEFITS OF THE FENNEL TEA:
Improves digestion and treats gastrointestinal issues
The fennel seed relaxes the muscle and stimulates the flow of the bile, this results in the improvement of the digestion. As it is a good source of fibre, it helps to keep the large intestine and the colon healthy.
Helps to treat respiratory ailments
The herb helps in treating excessive build-up of mucous in the upper respiratory tract. It cleans the passage of bronchioles; this helps the respiratory tract to stay away from the ailments.
Promotes eye health
The extracts from the fennel seeds are been used to treat glaucoma. Thus the tea can be used as an eye tonic directly or as a compress. It can also be used for the treatment of eye inflammation.
Improves hormonal balance
The fennel contains phytoestrogens that promote hormonal balance. As the seed carries phytoestrogen and in this regard, it helps in balancing the hormones.
DOSAGE OF THE TEA
You can intake 5-7 grams of fennel seeds in tea per day. a dosage of 500mg/kg may lead to adverse effects like loss of appetite.