Wrinkle Prevention and other Health Benefits of Fennel Tea
Fennel Tea - Pimpinella anisum L.
Used part: Fruit (seeds)
This herb, used in some countries even in cooking, has been used since the time of Ancient Egypt, where it was believed that beyond the curative powers the sweet herb also had the ability to ward off bad dreams. Scientific name Foeniculum vulgare, the sweet herb, known by Brazil by different names like Fennel or Anise, is one of the most used medicinal plants, be it in cooking or in perfumery. The sweet grass originates from the Mediterranean and develops best in warm climates, tropical and subtropical. The common tea is made with the seeds of the herb, but it is possible to make tea also with the roots of the fennel, tea that has a strong diuretic power.
Although it has several health benefits, the fame of the sweet herb is based on its great capacity to treat and cure problems of digestion, constipation, intestinal gas and colic even in children. People with cough, bronchitis and phlegm should also consume tea, which has expectorant substances and works as an antispasmodic, stimulating and relaxing. Those who suffer from worms are benefited by consuming Fennel tea, which acts against bad breath and is a strong muscle relaxant. From the nutritional point of view, the herb tea stands out with many vitamins A, B and C, fibers and various minerals.
With antioxidant action, the sweet grass is effective in combating free radicals, responsible for the premature aging of cells and the skin in general. Sweet grass fights coughs, prevents bad breath, and for breastfeeding women, tea helps in the production of milk, while still helping to prevent colic in babies
Fennel is a widely used ingredient in the world of cosmetology. One of its main functions is to remove accumulated impurities in the skin during the day. Added to this, the ingredient also works as powerful anti-wrinkle. Due to the soothing effects, it also comes in the composition of soaps, shampoos, creams and bath and massage oils. Depending on the way the sweet herb is used it calms the skin and brings the feeling of well-being. As if that were not enough, the substance relaxes, either by the properties present or for other functions, such as the soft and characteristic smell.
The sweet grass can also be used in the process of weight loss, mainly because it has fibers in its composition. It has a good diuretic power, which contributes to the end of abdominal bloating, which affects mainly women. Still about weight loss, the herb increases satiety and helps regulate bowel functioning, decreasing hunger and abdominal bloating. The presence of malic acid helps to decrease the urge to consume sweets.
- Put a liter of filtered water in a pan and bring to the fire
- When the water rises boil add three tablespoons of dried seeds and turn off the heat
- Cover the pan and wait five minutes before straining and drinking
Be careful too how much tea is going to be consumed. When ingested in large quantities the tea causes irritation in the stomach and causes problems of digestion. Take at most 3 cups a day for a period of seven days.
Pregnant women should not use this beverage. But other than pregnant women, other people also cannot use the benefits of fennel, such as children less than one year old and patients who use anti-inflammatories and corticosteroids. Also, it is important to be aware of what sweet herb tea is and take it only when needed. That's because, too much tea can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.