Fennel has been used widely for hundreds of years across many cultures in medicine, and in food. It can be very powerful when used correctly.
Since ancient times, this herb was highly recommended to increase milk secretion in nursing mothers, and it is still used for this purpose in many parts through-out the world today. This herb is also great for digestion, and increasing GI activity. It is used to relieve digestive discomfort, improve appetite, and soothe sore eyes. In food, it can be used in sauces, dressings, marinades, and seasonings for meats.
You can also make a Fennel tea, which will help internally with the above listed ailments and conditions. But be aware of the amount you are using, because differing amounts relate to different conditions.
“First cook some Barley in plenty of water. Strain the water and save. Reheat 600 mls of the Barley water until boiling and then add 2 tsps Fennel seeds. Reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes then steep for an extra 20 minutes. One cup taken by nursing mothers will soon stimulate milk flow. 1/2 cup before meals stimulates the appetite. The eyes washed with the same strained liquid will get rid of irriation and eye-strain and the same tea made with an equal amount of Peppermin and given in small cupfulls when cool will help to calm hyperactive children,” (John Heinerman from Miracle Healing Herbs).
Before self-treating, please consult with your physician prior to attempting herbal medicine for your specific needs and illnesses.
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