Fennel seeds are a powerful, liquorice tasting spice.
We have added fennel seeds to our chai for years for their sweet flavor and wonderful healing benefits.
I'm not a fan of liquorice but I don't mind the taste of the seeds when boiled. Not a fan of chewing on them, although you can.
In our family, like many South Asian families, we have used fennel seeds for the following:
- Relieving gas
- Speeding up digestion
- Stimulating milk in breast feeding mothers
- Calming painful periods
- Reducing colic in Infants
- General hydration
Boil 1 tbsp. fennel seeds with 2 pints of water, sieve and enjoy
OR add 1 tsp fennel seeds into a large mug and pour boiling water all over it. Stir and enjoy hot, warm or cold.
I drink a large mugful of fennel tea daily and love what it does for my digestive system.
It is simply wonderful. Enjoy.