Fennel Seeds-सौंफ-Foeniculum Vulgare

Fennel Seeds-सौंफ-Foeniculum Vulgare: Avoid the Poisonous-White Sugar Coated Form

Fennel Seeds-सौंफ-Foeniculum Vulgare (मधुरिका, सौंफ):Fennel Seeds - सौंफ

(V- P+ K-) It is Sweet, Bitter & Pungent. It is Light, dry and Penetrating.  ‘Virya’ is Warm/Hot. ‘Vipaka’ is Pungent.

Bio-Chemically, Fennel Seeds – सौंफ has many essential nutrients, Bio-Chemicals, Dietary Fibres (and hence, very good for reducing Blood Cholesterol, LDL, VLDL…), Minerals (Copper, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, and Magnesium), and Vitamins (A, C, B-Complex, E). It also consists of many body essential Volatile Oils.

Medicinally, it is a Stimulant for Metabolic-Circulatory System (Purifies Blood, Regulates Cholesterol-Blood Pressure levels, Haemorrhoids, Obesity, Anorexia,…), Digestive System (Dry Mouth [Stimulates Saliva Flow], Flatulence, Bloating, Indigestion, Carminative, Anti-Colic, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Gastritis, Bad Breath…), Respiratory System (Sinusitis, Congestion, Bronchitis, Cough, Asthma-Mostly Pittaja), Excretory-reproductive System (Galactagogue [Produces Milk in Breasts], Emmenagogue[Stimulates Blood Flow in Pelvic Region-Uterus], Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Cleanses Reproductive System-Post Pregnancy…), Eye Health (Improves Vision, May be helpful even in cases of Glaucoma…), Soothes Neural System (Studies have even pointed to its anti-cancerous-tumorous effects)

It is high time, we start consuming Fennel in its original form, in our Meal Preparations/or after Meals, and avoid the ones coated with white powdered sugar (What a waste of otherwise such beautiful properties!).

Fennel Seeds-सौंफ-Foeniculum Vulgare may be used as:

  • Decoction (or Infusion-Dipped Overnight),
  • Adding Fennel Seeds (The Whole or hand Ground) to Meal Preparations,
  • Fennel Seeds (सौंफ) Tea: Put 2-5 Tsp Fennel Seeds & 1-3 (or As per Taste) Jaggery to a ½ a Litres of water, Simmer/Boil for 10-15 minutes, Strain & Your Fennel Tea is Ready,
  • Fennel Leaves – Fennel Leaves Paste may be applied on Swollen-Inflamed areas and/or Boil Ground Fennel Seeds & Leaves in Black Sesame Oil and Apply on Inflamed Areas; Leaves may also be sprinkled or used in cooking.

Few Medicinal Benefits:

  1. Digestive System:
  • Excess Thirst-Dry Mouth: Take equal amounts of Fennel & Fenugreek Seeds, Mild Roast them & Store in a Glass container. Take ½ Tsp of this + a Pinch of Black Salt with a Cup of Warm/Hot water after meals,
  1. Neural System & Eye Health:
  • Better Eye-Sight & Memory: Mix together “Crushed 6-8 Almonds Dipped in water for 8-10 hours”, “Hand Ground a Tsp (or two) of Rock Candy” and “a Tsp (or two) of Hand Ground Fennel Seeds”. Chew this up followed by a glass of A2-Desi Cow Milk (1/2 Tsp A2 Ghee added) an hour or two after your early dinner…

Contra-Indications: Unless one is suffering from Vitiated Pitta Conditions, one may safely have ½ a teaspoon 2-3 times a day. On hot days, avoid between 1100-1400 Hours and after 2200 Hours! (The Pitta Prominent Timings for The day). In excess may Vitiate Pitta, hence better be avoided (in excess) by breast-feeding mothers or pregnant ladies & excess may even diminish libido!

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.