End of every meal is marked with eating some fennel seeds/saunf often with some mishri. Every restaurant we go to, we are always offered sweetened fennel seeds or saunf at the end of every meal. One might think that this is to freshen the mouth but that’s not the only use of fennel seeds. Fennel seeds or saunf is a concentrated source of Copper, Potassium, Calcium, ZInc, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Selenium and magnesium. Miss Zesty brings you some amazing health benefits of fennel seeds or saunf.
Helps Prevent Anaemia: Iron and an amino acid called histidine present in fennel seeds help manufacture haemoglobin. Hence preventing anaemia.
Reduces Risk of Urinary Tract Problems: Fennel seeds or saunf work as a diuretic and thus flushes out excess fluids. Fennel seeds or saunf also helps remove toxins reducing the risk of urinary tract problems.
Acts as an Antacid: Fennel is basic in nature and therefore helps in neutralizing acidity caused due to improper dietary habits, busy lifestyle, etc. Having b=fennel after meals help reduce that heart burn caused due to acidity.
Helps in Getting Rid of Excess Gas: Aspartic Acid present in fennel seeds or saunf makes it a good antiflatulent i.e it helps our body to get rid of excessive gas formation in our body that can even cause stomach ache. The best part is that it can be given to all age groups i.e. from infant to adults.
Helps Purify Blood: Fennel seeds contain essential oils and fiber that help in flushing out toxins and sludge from our bodies. his in turn helps in purifying blood. This also helps in smooth absorption of nutrients.
Helps Fight Acne: When eaten regularly, fennel seeds supply important minerals like Zinc, Calcium and Selenium to our body that help in balancing the hormones and oxygen levels in our body. Fennel seeds or saunf has cooling effect on our skin and give it a healthy glow.
Helps Regulate Blood Pressure: Fennel seeds help increase the nitrite content in saliva and therefore help in keeping a check on blood pressure levels. Being a rich source of potassium fennel seeds can also help control heart rate and blood pressure.
Works as a Laxative: Powdered fennel seeds works wonders to cure constipation, Abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBW). The roughage present in fennel seeds helps in regulating the bowel movement.
Stimulates Milk Secretion: Consuming fennel seeds or saunf is beneficial for lactating mothers as it helps in stimulating milk secretion ensuring stead flow of milk for the baby.