Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) has been considered an important healing plant in the Asian-Chinese region and in Ayurveda for thousands of years. It is also used in the kitchen. Of the Fennel, the medicinal plant of the year 2009 (University of Würzburg).
The fennel seed can be used well for children, as it is particularly suitable because of its mild effect. In the genus Foeniculum, fennel is the only plant species within the umbelliferae family.
Fennel is also popularly known as: Köppernickel, Enis, Fenikl, Fenkel, Finchel, Frauenfennel, Brotsamen. The doshas Vata and Pitta are lowered by the use of fennel seeds, as fennel also has cooling, oily properties. The digestive fire (Agni) is strengthened at the same time.
Fennel seeds in Ayurveda cuisine
As an Ayurveda cook, I use fennel several times a week in chutneys, flatbreads, pickles, curries, legume dishes, potato dishes or the classic vegetable stew because it has a sweet taste. The dishes are easier to digest with fennel and, as already described, are also very suitable for children.
Fennel seeds in every medicine cabinet
Pleasant for respiratory problems of any kind as well as flatulence, fennel is a proven household remedy and, in my opinion, belongs in every medicine chest or spice rack, together with other spices.
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