Fennel tea can also treat a variety of respiratory problems, including sore throats and sinus pressure. Additionally, fennel tea has a number of antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial effects, which makes it an excellent immune system booster.
Nutritional Value of Fennel Tea
Fennel tea does not contain any calories, nor does it contain any carbs, sugar or fat. Fennel tea is rich in numerous flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin which function as powerful antioxidants by removing harmful free radicals from the body. Fennel seeds contain essential oil compounds such as anethole, limonene, anisic aldehyde, pinene, myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, and cineole. Fennel seeds are a concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.
Studies have found that fennel tea benefits linked to fennel's essential oils include:
reducing the formation of blood clots.
acting as an antioxidant.
Dose & Administration.
To make a tea, boil 1g of crushed seeds in 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes, keeping the pot covered. Let cool, strain and drink 3 cups a day
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel Tea
Fennel tea has a variety of health benefits, but it can also cause allergic reactions in certain people. These allergic reactions include, but are not limited to, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hives or dizziness. People who have a known allergy to carrots, celery or mugwort are at an increased risk of developing an allergic reaction upon exposure to fennel.
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