Fennel seeds are are one of the most powerful herbs that assists in expelling gas from your intestinal tract.
In India, dried fennel seeds are incredibly popular as an aid to digestion and they have been used for this purpose for thousands of years. A small amount of the seeds are routinely chewed after a meal both to freshen the breath and to stimulate digestion.
Many studies confirmed that fennel seeds contain volatile oil, and this oil is primarily responsible for these digestive benefits and ability to clear intestinal gas so effectively. They are also rich in compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole which have anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that relax contracted intestinal muscles and allow trapped gas to dissipate.
How to use Fennel seeds to prevent or treat many digestive problems like gas, bloating and cramps.
The simplest way to use fennel seeds to prevent gas is only to buy a bag of high quality organic seeds and then to take a half teaspoon or a good pinch of these seeds after a meal and swallow them.The taste of these seeds is relatively strong and far from sweet but not unpleasant.
If you don’t think you could chew fennel seeds regularly the better option is fennel tea (perhaps with a drop of stevia extract rather than sugar if you really need it).
You can make homemade fennel seed tea by adding a teaspoon of organic fennel seeds to a cup and pouring boiling water over them. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes, strain if you like and drink. You will get rid of intestinal gas and bloating in less then 5 to 10 minutes.
This may surprised you but this is the best and easy way to get rid of heartburn flatulence and nausea almost immediately. So try this method and you will never take medication for this problem again!