In India, Fennel seeds is known as Saunf / Badi saunf / Variyali.
It is widely used as a mouth freshener.People used to take it after meal.
Its highly aromatic and flavorful herb.
Well, Fennel seeds have great importance in Ayurveda also.Lets see it—>
अग्निमद्यहरी रुद्य बद्ध विट् कृमि शक्रह्युत I
रूक्ष उष्ण पाचनी कास वमि श्लेष्म अनिल हरेत II
Very important factor of Fennel seed is its increase your appetite.It very useful to digest your food.It have carminative property also,it digest the food very well and avoid constipation also.
Its widely used for new born babies as a gripe water.So many patent medication n Ayurveda formulation contain fennel seed juice or oil.It helps babies to digest d food nicely.It is useful to eradicate worms also.
Consumption of Fennel seeds avoid flatulence, Gases, Gastric discomfort etc.
It is coolant for stomach, Fennel seed juice widely used as home made remedy to beat heat in summer.
The juice is good in hyper acidity, heart burn etc. Its acts as blood purifier also.
In summer, due to extra heat Pitta dosha aggravates in body, resulting boils on skin, Pimples, Rashes, Acidity, indigestion, vomiting, feverish feelings, thirsts, sunstroke, burning micturation etc.
To avoid such things, one can chew 2 – 3 grm churna or seeds everyday or one can consume juice along with sugar everyday.
Ayurveda recommends it in cough also.
Ancient Romans regarded fennel as the herb of sight. Root extracts were often used in tonics to clear cloudy eyes. Extracts of fennel seed have been shown in animal studies to have a potential use in the treatment of Glaucoma.
Fennel seeds is best home made remedy to increase Brest milk also.
If taken in more quantity it can aggravates Vata and Pitta dosha.And can be harmful for semen n its quality.So dont use it in major quantity.Use it after knowing ur body constitutes and dats also after advise of Ayurveda Doctor.Because, every person is unique and there is unique combination of herbs for every individuals.
But one can take in small quantities and can enjoy its aromatic flavor everyday.One who is addicted to tobacco and such bad habits, dey can chew fennel seeds to avoid tobacco.