Fennel seed offers a wide variety of benefits & relief and is one of my favorite herbs to work with! (I say this about most herbs I work with, and I mean it!)
Fennel seed is a must have for those who feel bloated, gassy, or uncomfortable after eating. Taking 1-2 dropper-fulls of the tincture 15 minutes before each meal helps to kick start your digestion before you eat! You can also take another dose 15 minutes AFTER eating for those with chronic discomfort. Stimulating the secretion of enzymes which work to break down our food (often times the discomfort can come from poor digesting of the food we are eating) and encouraging peristalsis (the contraction of muscles of the intestines to move contents of canal forward), these actions are extremely helpful in digesting food and decreasing discomfort.
Fennel seed works well for stomach cramps AND menstrual cramps. Also used as a remedy for coughs, fennel seed has a calming action on the respiratory system and helps to expel mucus from the body.
Fennel seed is known to help nursing mothers and is a key ingredient in our Mamas Milk formula!
Loaded with vitamin A, Fennel seed can be brewed into a tea, allowed to cool, and then used as an eyewash to help strengthen and heal the eyes! We have the loose fennel seed available as well as the tincture for this purpose (or any other purpose you would like to use Fennel seed for)
These are just a few of the many ways fennel works to bring us real medicine! If you have any questions, would like to know more, or want to begin working with fennel seed yourself - please send us an email to Communitynourishment.org
This blog is intended to provide information on this herb/remedy/formula that I use regularly in my practice. This blog is for educational purposes only, mainly for people who work with me or my remedies and are looking for the information on the remedies, how and why I use them, and what is in them. There is much more existing information on each herb and remedy and as always I encourage everyone to ask lots of questions and to dive into research for themselves as well as consulting with a professional.