Before coming on uses of fennel ,let’s know what is fennel or fennel seeds. Fennel is a very fragrant and flavored medicine that is used as a major spice in Indian food traditions. According to Ayurveda, it has been described as cool in nature. Its kills body heat. That is, it contains Pitta and Kapha controling properties. The most popular way to use fennel seeds is by drying the seeds and making a powder and putting it in various recipes or eating one small spoon after the meal.
Nutritional Value Per 100 Grams
Energy 345 Kcal
Carbohydrates 52.29 g
Protein 15.80 g
Total Fat 14.87 g
Dietary Fiber 39.8 g
Niacin 6.050 mg
Pyridoxine 0.470 mg
Riboflavin 0.353 mg
Thiamin 0.408 mg
Vitamin A 135 IU
Vitamin C 21 mg
Sodium 88 mg
Potassium 1694 mg
Calcium 1196 mg
Copper 1.067 mg
Iron 18.54 mg
Magnesium 385 mg
Manganese 6.533 mg
Phosphorus 487 mg
Zinc 3.70 mg
*Source: USDA National Nutrient Data Base
What happens When We Eat fennel After Every Meal?
The one of uses of fennel is that, Burps do not come when we eats fennel after meals. This means when we eats fennel, fennel properties controls the over acid formation in the process of digestion.
2. Increase Digestion : uses of fennel
Many times when the food is eaten more than the hunger or body need, then we feels vomiting and heavy stomach. But if fennel is eaten after eating food, this increased the ‘fire’ of digestion and helps body to counter that situation.
3. Control Stomach heat : uses of fennel
Fennel is also a good digestive like coriander and helps digestion process in digesting food. It is already discussed that Fennel also cooling in its nature and Dosha. This gives Fennel ability to balanced “Rasayna(stomach acids)”.
4. Good in Constipation
If its eaten after every meal, it does not let you complain of constipation and easily clears the stomach. It has very good amount of fiber that make bowel movement easy and without burning feeling. As we all know good bowel routine is also a sign of less stomach diseases.
5. Increase Eyesight
Strengthening the digestive system tends to lower gas, lower acidity, no constipation and a cool stomach . That all helps in increase eyesight because good eyesight needs a cool stomach as Ayurveda. If the heat remains in the body, then it affects the light of the eyes. Along with that fact Fennel are also rich in vitamin A.
6. Controls Weight: uses of fennel
When we eat fennel seeds after meal it does not allow the body to make too much fat from the food. Fennel work as a metabolic enhancer triggers the metabolism and sheds the excess fat build-up and assists in losing weight. According to the principles of Ayurveda, fennel seeds are known to enhance digestion. It can boost the metabolism and promotes the burning of excess fat accumulated, thus helps to lose weight.
7. Prevents Cancer : uses of fennel
According to numerous studies the powerful antioxidant properties of fennel seeds facilitates to battle free radicals and beat oxidative stress which shields the body from several types of cancers including skin, stomach and breasts. Apart from this, fennels seeds are known to exhibit chemo modulatory effect.
How much should take?
One small spoon after meal. Specially after heavy one meal.