Fennel Seeds

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Fennel seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Fennel is a tall perennial herb native to the Mediterranean. It has a sweet licorice taste, seeds may be chewed upon after every meal or even more often and is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. The leaves, bulb, and stalk of fennel are edible, its seeds are used as both as a spice in Indian cooking and to make herbal medicines. Fennel seeds may be yellowish or green in appearance. While the yellow variety is usually used in cooking, the greener variety is softer, naturally sweeter and much better as an oral digestive and a mouth freshener In India, these are routinely chewed upon after meals to aid in digestion after a rich meal while acting as a herbal mouth freshener. Fennel Seeds (Sauf) are very effective for digestive problems. These seeds can be chewed upon or had as a tea decoction for beneficial effects upon the stomach. Make fennel seeds a part of your daily routine for better digestive health. Fennel has also been used as a decongestant, and is said to help loosen phlegm in the bronchial passages. People suffering from bronchitis or unproductive coughs may want to try to ease their symptoms by drinking hot fennel tea.

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