People have been drinking this for years all over the world. There are many ways of making it – here’s the way I make it.
You will need:
- Boiling water
- Fennel seeds
- Honey to sweeten if desired
Crush the fennel and cardamom add to a cup of boiling water, let it fuse and add honey to sweeten. You can add milk if you want. It can take some getting used to if you have not tried it. It has a strange but soothing taste.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds:
Fennel seed is used for treatment of digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence and mild spasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Fennel syrup is used for the upper respiratory tract. Externally, the oil eases muscular and rheumatic pains. Fennel and its juice contain some valuable properties. The nutrients are similar to those in celery, which belong to the same family, but it is the essential oil that promotes relief for an upset stomach. It is also used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments to help rebuild the digestive system. Fennel seed ground and made into tea is believed to be good for snake bites, insect bites or food poisoning. It increases the flow of urine. It is gargled for hoarseness and sore throats.
– Detoxifies the body of caffeine
– Cleanses kidneys and bladder
– Stimulates digestive system and reduces gas
– Expectorant action
– Improves circulation to the lungs and thus considered good for asthma and bronchitis
– Can counteract excess acidity in the stomach
– Stimulates appetite
– Remedy for tendency to infection
– Cures halitosis (bad breath)
Benefits of honey:
Honey contains several advantages which are used by the mankind for a long period of time. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 along with the small quantity of copper, iodine and zinc. In addition to it, different kinds of hormones are also contained in it.
Honey is very beneficial in every kind of allergy. One can prevent his seasonal allergy by having honey. Normally, bees use the pollen from the plants and ultimately end up in the honey. Honey is being used in medical applications as well like anti bacterial topical treatment for burns and ulcers.
With so many health benefits – it is worth a try.