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|The Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds |
Fennel seeds have been around since the Greco-Roman period, and quite possibly even earlier. In fact, the word "Fennel" comes from the Latin word "feniculum," which is the diminutive of the word "fenum," meaning "hay." Even before the time of the Greeks and the Romans, Fennel could be found all throughout the Mediterranean Basin. Roman Legionnaires were even said to have consumed this properties for their potent properties, while the Greeks used in treating various problems, including high blood pressure, tooth decay and flatulence.
Outside Greco-Roman historiography, Fennel was also widely used during the Middle Ages, particularly in Anglo-Saxon culture, where they were used as a remedy for various illnesses and to ward off evil spirits. The Puritans also used to chew Fennel seeds during church meetings and began calling them "Meeting Seeds" due to their special significance.
Today, Fennel is still widely used all throughout the world. In fact, every part of the plant is edible and offers different nutritional benefits. With regards to Fennel seeds, they have several special properties which are helpful to the human body. They can, for example, stimulate bile production to help improve digestion. They can also be used in opening any obstructions in one's liver, spleen and gallbladder.
In most cases, Fennel seeds can also be used to relieve yellow jaundice, indigestion and muscle spasms and stomach cramps. However, the usefulness of Funnel seeds go beyond their medicinal benefits. For example, they can be used to add flavor to liquor and various types of fish recipes.
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