Fennel seeds has a very potent flavour due to their powerful essential oils. It has been used in food preparation from thousands of years all around the world
Aside from its culinary uses, fennel seeds offer a wide array of health benefits. From regulating blood pressure to water retention, fennel seeds pack a bevy of nutrients. It may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. It also benefits heart health and breastfeeding women.
A common practice in most Indian households is to have few fennel seeds or saunf at the end of every meal. This practice not only freshen the mouth but a concentrated source of minerals like Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Selenium and Magenesium, the age old practice does much more than simply beat bad breath. These nutrients make it a must have in your kitchen.
According to Ayurveda, Fennel seeds reduce all 3 Trodosha (Vita, Pita, Kapha). The seeds have a cooling effect on the body. The oil found in the seeds is carminative in nature, hence it is used in massage blends, especially in Ayurveda to calm the nerves and promote mental clarity.