So much healing potential for every body lays within this tiny seed
Ah fennel seed, my most trusted and favorite of after-dinner "mints".
There is a reason why a bowl of fennel seed and sugar is brought to you after your meal in an Indian restaurant! Like coriander, it ignites the digestive fire without encouraging pitta imbalance, but the real gem of it for me is that it's safe to use in cases of inflammation in the digestive system.
You can make a tea of fennel seed, or you can just chew up a 1/4 teaspoon or so of lightly roasted seeds after your meal. Here are a few medicinal qualities of fennel in addition to it's wondrous digestive uses:
Aids in alleviating intestinal spasms
Helps reduce bloating and symptoms of indigestion
Benefits the urinary system
Helps relieve muscular spasms and cramps, including menstrual cramps
Reduces congestion in the lungs
Helps increase flow of breast-milk in breast-feeding mothers
Helps to clear the mind
Fennel is sweet, pungent, and bitter, VPK=, and has a slightly heating energy