Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fennel tips to good health

Apart from it culinary use, fennel is a resourceful, aromatic herb that acts as a breath freshener, relieves dry coughs, relaxes the bloating of the stomach and intestine walls, controls hypertension, clears cloudy eyes, and also aids in slimming down that stomach!! Here are a few tips of fennel to good health.

Tip 1- Drink Fennel Tea
 
To de-puff your stomach before a big event, drink fennel tea, which helps ease digestive woes, says Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, author of The Fat Flush Plan. Start sipping a few nights ahead of time.

Tip 2 – Munch Fennel
 
Munching on 5 to 10 fennel seeds sweetens your breath naturally. In addition to increasing the production of saliva (which washes out bacteria), the herb's essential oil boasts antibacterial properties that may help fight bad-breath germs, says Andrew Gaeddert, an herbalist and the author of Healing Digestive Disorders. Fennel seeds can be carried in a small container and consumed post-meals.

Tip-3 – Chew Fennel to Relax
 
Fennel replenishes your body from a prolonged, strenuous workout. It controls muscle contractions, regulates fluid levels, as it is an excellent source of electrolytes and potassium.  Pair it with an apple (which contains healthy carbs essential for replenishing muscle energy) and pistachios (for muscle-repairing protein) in a salad, suggests Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of The Flexitarian Diet.

Tip-4- Fennel for an Itchy Scalp
 
Suffering from an itchy scalp? Fennel seed oil may be the solution—it's a gentle anti-inflammatory that is ideal for treating an itchy scalp, nutritionist Paula Simpson says. Can't stop coughing? Make some fennel tea, says Nancy Arrowsmith, author of Essential Herbal Wisdom. The aromatic and medicinal herb, reduces chest congestion, as well as soothes a sore throat and eases out contractions due to recurring cough. Putting into practice the uses of this herb can facilitate god health, naturally.

Source  http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20101101/3188/fennel-tips-to-good-health.htm

1 comment:

  1. I have never tried fennel. I think I avoid it because I'm not sure what to do with it! I might ease into it with some fennel tea.

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