Monday, 8 December 2014

Fennel Seed Benefits

Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds:

  • Strength - Fennel is a symbol of strength and longevity. It was also believed by ancient Greeks to increase one’s courage.
  • Antioxidants - Apart from being used for adding flavor, it is also used for various health benefits that are derived from its anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants are essential to curb unwanted free radical reactions in the body.
  • Dietary Fibers - Fennel seeds contain a good amount of dietary fiber that is essential for the body. The fiber content helps improve digestion in the body, by facilitating timely breaking down of food molecules that make energy reactions possible.
  • Cancer - The carcinogenic diseases should be treated at the right stage so that their effect can be curbed or eliminated in the future. This is made possible by the anti-oxidant capabilities of the fennel seeds.
  • Neurological Diseases Prevention - Another effect of prevention of free radical reactions by fennel seeds – Neurological diseases are helpfully kept at bay.
  • Cholesterol Absorption - Cholesterol absorption in the arteries is prevented by the action of the fiber binding to the bile salts. Fiber present in fennel seeds decreases re-absorption of cholesterol thereby preventing any heart related diseases.
  • Oil Compounds - A number of volatile oil compounds like myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, cineole are present in these seeds that assist in digestive, carminative and anti-oxidant reactions in the body.
  • Red Blood Cells - Production of Red Blood Cells is enhanced by the consumption of Fennel Seeds. Copper, which is required by the body for the production of red blood cells, is present in these seeds. 
  • Growth and Development - The growth and development of the body is geared-up. Zinc, found in the fennel seeds, promotes regular growth and development.
  • Heart Rate and Blood Pressure - The potassium content in fennel seed helps in maintaining the blood pressure and hence the heart rate is also maintained.

 Skin Benefits of Fennel Seeds:

  • When consumed, fennel imparts a cooling effect to the skin. It soothes inflammation and skin irritation.
  • Fennel tea, when consumed on a daily basis, helps in improving the overall texture of the skin. It treats acne and makes your skin look youthful. While there is always an easier option of buying good quality readymade fennel tea, it is equally effective if you can make your own fennel tea by combining crushed fennel seeds and boiling water.
  • Loaded with anti-oxidant properties, it is useful in fighting the signs of aging.
  • Fennel seeds, when consumed daily, provide the body with minerals like iron, zinc, selenium and calcium. These minerals are effective in maintaining the oxygen balance, thus imparting healthy skin.
  • Fennel seeds serve your skin by providing various vitamins, which in turn provides younger looking skin.

Hair Benefit of Fennel Seeds:

  • Treat dandruff
  • Treat itchiness and bumps on the scalp
  • Prevent hair breakage
  • Treat shedding of hair strands 
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