Fennel Scientific Name
Fennel Other Names
Hindi: Saumph, Saunf
What is Fennel?
Common forms of Fennel
Fennel is commonly used for:
- Anger and Hostility
- Acidity and Heartburn
- Food Allergies
- Breastfeeding Problems
- Promoting heart health
- Colds and Flu
- Cancer-fighting properties
- Reducing inflammation
- Boosting mental health
- Eye Irritation
- Reducing the risk of upper respiratory tract infections
- Easing cramping during diarrhea/dysentry or mild stomach upsets
- Easing the cramping pain during menstruation (in some cases)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Seeds: ¼ to ½ teaspoon twice a day
Powder: ¼ to ½ teaspoon twice a day
Capsules: 1 to 2 capsule twice a day
Fennel Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Over- consumption of Fennel might cause a seizure.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Avoid using fennel preparations other than fennel honey and fennel seed infusions during pregnancy.
Children: Recommended to use only fennel honey.