Fennel seeds or Saunf are traditional and favorable culinary ingredients. These seeds have a mild, licorice-like flavor. The presence of powerful essential oils is responsible for the flavor of the seeds. Apart from many cooking uses, fennel seeds offer a comprehensive array of health benefits. They also provide anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antibacterial effects. These seeds are a rich source of minerals like Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin C, and Iron. Among Indians, there is a common practice of taking fennel seeds or Saunf at the end of every meal. There are also some other ways of using fennel seeds as home remedies, check out-


Ways of using fennel seeds for home remedies

Indians’ love for fennel seeds has been for a long time. Here are some ways of using them to treat several health issues-


Ingredients- 1 tablespoon of Saunf, 3-4 cardamoms


Mix fennel seeds and cardamoms, grind the mixture. Then take 1/4th teaspoon of the powder with water after meals.


The mixture promotes the production of gastric enzymes that kick start digestion.

Stomach ache

Ingredients- 2 tablespoons Saunf, 1 cup of water


To prepare the Saunf water, boil water. When the boiled water reduces to half, add the seeds. Then cool the solution and filter it.  Then take 1 tablespoon of the water every morning and evening for a few days.


The Saunf water helps to reduce stomach ache, gas, bowel problems.

Menstrual cramps

Ingredients – 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, 1 drop of geranium, 2 drops of clary sage oil and 1 tablespoon of whole fat milk


Mix geranium, clary sage oil, whole fat milk with Saunf, and apply the mixture on the lower abdominal area.


This mixture is safe and effective to reduce the menstrual cramps and contractions.

Nursing moms

Ingredients – ½ liter water, 2 tablespoons fennel seeds, ½ teaspoon honey


Boil water for some time. When the boiling water starts to reduce to half, add fennel seeds. After cooling the mixture, strain it.  Add raw honey to add taste. Thereafter, nursing moms can drink 2-3 cups daily to increase their milk production.


The mixture contains Galactogenic properties that help in the production of milk among breastfeeding women.

Night blindness

Ingredients – A cup of carrot juice, ½ teaspoon of powdered Saunf


Mix those elements in a lukewarm glass of water and have it.


This blend is helpful to deal with the weakness of optic nerves and night blindness.


Ingredients –  A handful of Saunf powder, a pinch of sugar


After soaking fennel seeds in water overnight, strain the water the next morning. Add a pinch of sugar and drink it.


The fennel solution contains nutrients that keep your organs healthy and reduce the possibilities of stroke.


Ingredients – A cup of water, 2 tablespoons of fennel powder, 1 teaspoon of Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia Chebula)


Add Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia Chebula), Saunf powder in water, and boil it to reduce it to ¼ quantity. Filter the mixture and take it in the morning with a tablespoon of honey.


The solution helps to reduce the excess fat in your body.


Ingredients-  1 cup of grape juice, ½ teaspoon of fennel powder, ½ teaspoon of cumin powder


Mix these elements in water and have it for some days.


This solution contains elements that reduce fever and also improve immunity power.

Therefore, these are some of the home remedies using fennel seeds that are effective. One can benefit if follow these simple remedies carefully.

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