Nature`s Way Fennel Seed. Fennel (foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial Chinese herb of the carrot family. Fennel`s aromatic seeds are cultivated for both culinary and herbal uses. The seeds have a licorice-like taste and are offered at the end of a meal in Asia and in south America to sweeten the breath and aid digestion.
Fennel has a long history of use as a herbal digestive aid. It`s most commonly used to help relieve gas & to settle upset stomachs. A very safe herb - safe enough even for babies who have colic.
Benefits of Fennel:
- Aids digestion
- Reduces gas and heaviness after large meals
- Safe for infants and children to relieve indigestion
- Pleasant licorice aroma
- Easy to take capsule
Take 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food.
What is Fennel?
Fennel seed is a gentle digestive aid that is has a pleasant licorice taste and aroma. It can be used as a flavouring in baked goods and desserts. Fennels active ingredients are the essential oils contained inside the seeds. Fennel decreases that heavy feeling you get in your stomach after eating a large meal by promoting movement in the gastrointestinal tract.
Ironically it also decreases intestinal spasms when it is taken in larger quantities. In the respiratory tract the essential oils decreases mucus secretions and increases the activity of the little hairs that line the tract. The hairs are responsible for moving mucus out of the lungs and up to the throat where it can be expectorated. Fennel seed is recommended by natural health practitioners for a variety of concerns including coughs, colds, allergies, indigestion and diarrhea. It is often given to children for upper respiratory tract infections.
You Can Support Digestive Health By:
- Chewing food completely.
- Eating several small meals daily instead of three large meals.
- Avoiding fluids with meals.
- Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Avoiding refined, processed foods.
- Not overeating; eat until 80% full.
- Taking a HCL supplement before meals.
- Supplementing with Probiotics.
- Taking digestive enzyme during or after meals.
Information taken from the Nature`s Way website.
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