Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds (SAUF)

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Fennel Seeds are one of the most common things that you can find on any Indian Kitchen, Indians use Fennel Seed in most of their foods.

And the reason behind this is, Fennel Seeds have a lot of health benefits like weight loss, skin and hairs health, heart health etc.

And one more fact, India is the largest exporter of Fennel Seeds, and in Hindi, it is known as “Sauf”. And the scientific name of fennel seeds is “Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce

Indians use fennel seeds in their tea, sweets, veggies, rice. Fennel Seeds are the rich source of Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese.

The plant of Fennel Seeds can grow up to six feet or two meters. And fennel seeds also seems to be like anise seeds.

You can buy this from any of the local stores, it comes in two forms as seeds and in powder form as well.

So what are the health benefits of Fennel Seeds? We are listing all the health benefits of Fennel Seed in our article with their studies as well.

Reduced the problem of Asthma

Fennel Seeds and the nutrients present in it can help in clearing the sinuses. In Sinus, it is a condition in which the cavity of the nose becomes inflated, this happened when you get cold and it also becomes a problem for Asthmatic patients as well. You can make tea with Fennel Seed and that will help you in reducing the inflammation of the nasal cavity.

Improving Eye Sight

Fennel Seeds contains another nutrient called Vitamin A which is pretty helpful in improving the eye sights. In ancient times, fennel seeds also help in glaucoma symptoms.

Hair and Skin Problems

If you are facing problems related to hair like hair fall, dry scalp, dandruff, weak hair strength, then you have to add fennel seed to your daily diet. Fennel Seeds have anti-microbial features, which help your hair in killing those germs which cause all these problems in your hair. And that anti-microbial property also helps in the problems of skin rashes, acne, and other skin related problems.

Weight Loss

Fennel Seeds are a rich source of fiber, and it also improves the metabolism rate and reducing the stored body fat as well. Fennel seed can also improve the digestion related problems as well. And it also reduces the heartburn, and bloating problem as well.

Heart Health

In a study published in the Journal of Food Science, if you chew fennel seed then it will help in increasing the nitrite in saliva, which then a natural way of reducing the blood pressure. And as we told that Fennel Seed is a rich source of potassium, which is good for Heart’s health. Fennel Seeds also helps in controlling the cholesterol levels.

Helps in purifying Blood

The natural oils and fiber present in fennel seed can help in flushing out the toxins present in blood, and this then improves the absorption of other nutrients which transported through the bloodstream.

Reduces the Body Temperature

The natural oil present in has carminative, which can reduce the body temperature and has a cooling effect as well. You can make drinks with fennel seed to maintain the body temperature.

Fight Cancer

Fennel Seed has another radical scavenging feature which reduces the oxidative reactions and prevents the body from many types of cancers. Fennel seeds also have chemo effect too.

In Ayurveda, fennel seeds have so many other health benefits that we don’t know till date. We recommend you to start taking fennel seeds in your daily diet.


These are some of the benefits of fennel seeds. You can start using fennel seed in your daily diet if you want to get all the benefits. Fennel seeds are not costly, you can buy one from your local store or you can check Amazon as well.

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