Fennel seeds, or saunf, have been related to a variety of health benefits and have been used to treat a variety of ailments. It contains several essential nutrients, making it an important spice for weight loss. Fennel seeds are high in fibre, antioxidants, and minerals, all of which are beneficial to fat burning and overall health. Traditionally, the plant was thought to serve as a carminative (helping to control flatulence) and increase breast milk production. (1). It has been reported that this plant can also enhance libido, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, promote menstrual flow, and soothe indigestion and cough (1). According to herbalists, fennel seed is an effective aid to digestion. It may help the gastrointestinal system's smooth muscles relax, reducing gas, bloating, and stomach cramps. In fact, tinctures or teas made from fennel seeds can be used to treat stomach muscle spasms caused by irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system. Fennel can also be combined with other herbal medicines to reduce the side effects of herbal formulations used as laxatives or other digestive treatments. Fennel is considered fairly mild, although some people may be allergic to it. It is also possible to overdose on the extracted oils found in fennel. (6) Some studies have found that fennel has an estrogenic effect, which means that it mimics the effects of estrogen. Fennel tea should not be drunk by pregnant or breastfeeding women. People with cancers that are sensitive to estrogen should also avoid the use of fennel.6 Since escarole, a key component of fennel, has been reported as a possible carcinogen, people who have cancer or are at high risk for cancer can restrict or stop drinking fennel tea.
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D. Divya. Effect of Fennel seed: On women health. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(2):95-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00024
D. Divya. Effect of Fennel seed: On women health. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(2):95-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00024 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-2-2