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Benefits Drinking fennel tea
Hello Sweet Friend! Welcome to Tea Jubilee. My name is Rebekah and I am the owner of this site. And I am writing this because you probably didn’t know you could make this green plant into tea. Me too. So here is the recipe with 7 different Health Benefits and my reason for trying this tea out yourself.
What is Fennel Tea?
Fennel Tea shares close ties with the history of humankind. The plant itself grew on the site of the infamous Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE.
Most of us are familiar with that uncomfortable feeling that comes from eating too fast or eating something that didn’t quite agree. Indigestion, overfullness, gas, bloating…However you want to phrase it, it’s not fun! Fortunately, there’s a simple, effective way to soothe the belly, and it comes in the form of a cup of tea.
In addition to making this tea when I’m in the throes of digestive distress, I’ll often take it as a preventative before or after a meal. The combination of ingredients can help stimulate the body’s natural digestive juices and help food and trapped gas to move through the digestive system, thereby reducing bloating and painful cramping.
Let’s take a closer look at other plants that are great for you:
- Fennel seed – Fennel is my go-to herb for gas and bloating. Have you ever seen bowls of fennel near the door at Indian restaurants? That’s because it is a carminative herb, meaning it prevents or relieves gas. Fennel stimulates the flow of bile and relaxes the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, helping food and gas to pass through our system.
- Peppermint – Peppermint also relaxes the digestive muscles, allowing gas to move and relieving pain from cramping. In Europe, mint has a long history of use in digestifs. Recently several studies have shown that peppermint may be helpful for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. (Note: Peppermint may be irritating to those with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.)
- Ginger – Ginger stimulates the flow of saliva, bile, and gastric secretions and aids the movement of food through the digestive tract. I like using dried ginger pieces in teas because they’re easy to blend and store, but you can also use fresh ginger if you have it on hand.
- Chamomile – Chamomile helps to relax muscle spasms, including the smooth muscles of the intestines. Its bitter flavor also stimulates the release of the body’s natural digestive enzymes. In addition, chamomile has the ability to relax and calm the nerves, which can be most helpful when you don’t feel well.
The recipe below is for a single serving, but you could also make a big batch of the dry tea blend and store it in a jar for easy access.
- 1 Benefits drinking fennel tea recipe
- 2 Overview of benefits drinking fennel tea
- 3 Health benefits of fennel tea
- 4 Side Effects.
Benefits drinking fennel tea recipe
YIELD: Serves 1
- 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
- 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried cut ginger pieces (not ground)
- 8 ounces of boiling water
1.Combine the chamomile, fennel, ginger, and peppermint in a teapot or mug.
2. Pour boiling water over.
3. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
4. Strain tea, then sweeten with honey, if desired.
And now to the GREAT Health Benefits of this new tea that I had no idea about.
Overview of benefits drinking fennel tea
Fennel is a tall herb with hollow stems and yellow flowers. Originally native to the Mediterranean, it grows all over the world and has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant.
Fennel seeds can be dried and used to make a potent and strong-smelling tea. The tea tastes a little like licorice, with a relaxing scent and slightly bitter aftertaste.
Fennel tea can be purchased in almost any supermarket or health food store. Fennel has long been thought to strengthen your eyesight, regulate hormones, improve your digestion, and help memory.
Health benefits of fennel tea
1. It can help fight infections
Fennel tea is an antimicrobial and antiviral agent, If you feel a cold coming on, drinking some fennel tea can help your body fight back against the pathogens attacking your immune system.
2. It can help you sleep
A serving of hot tea is a great way to unwind after a long day, and putting fennel in the brew gives you an extra health boost. Since fennel can relax your muscles — including your digestive muscles — you may feel more ready for bed after drinking it. Ancient remedies called for the use of fennel to treat insomnia.
3. It can aid breast milk production
Fennel has been used for centuries as a galactagogue — a substance to increase the quality and quantity of breastmilk in breastfeeding moms.
Some argue that the benefit of fennel hasn’t been definitively proven in this case. But anecdotal evidence and even some medical literature that fennel can provide this benefit.
4. It can support digestion
If you have an upset stomach, flatulence, or diarrhea, you might want to treat yourself to some fennel tea. The warm water of the tea may calm your digestion, and the fennel itself helps with digestive issues.
5. It increases the number of antioxidants in your body
Fennel tea contains antioxidants, which your body needs to fight the harmful things in your environment that you are regularly exposed to.
When you drink fennel tea, the antioxidants will attach to molecules in your blood that are fighting oxidative damage. This lessens the load on your kidney and liver, helps new cell production, and even reduces the signs of aging.
6. It can freshen your breath
Fennel tea is one of the original ways to relieve bad breath. This might be due to its antibacterial properties, which cleanse pathogens that cause your breath to smell bad. Whatever the case, drinking a cup of fennel tea before bed or when you wake up should banish morning breath.
7. It can relieve constipation
Fennel tea relaxes your digestive muscles, which might be just what you need if you’re struggling with regular bowel movements. Drinking some fennel tea will help cleanse your body and move toxins through your system.
Now I know what your thinking, “Rebekah? What about the side effects?” Don’t worry I have those right here.
Since fennel is in the carrot family, avoid drinking fennel if you’re allergic to carrots or other plants in that family — including celery or mugwort. If you take blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder, you should also use caution when drinking fennel tea.
Which is not too bad but if it were me, I would drink just one cup, yes, You did see me say that. Only 1 cup of this before bed. In research for this post, I found something that you will really love! This tea is Caffeine-free! That means having this tea will be great for your bedtime tea. If you want to find more teas that are caffeine-free too. Click here.
Whew! That’s all for today! but before you head off to other things. Please check out these 2 sites I have linked in this post.
The first one is a site about writings and I love to go there while sipping on my freshly brewed cup of tea. (Like this one) Here is the link.
And the second one is this site called “easytoespresso” Yes it’s about coffee. I know, I know your thinking. Wait, Rebekah? What about your tea? and if you go there you are always welcome back here! but this is a brand new site that my older brother had started and I want to help him out.
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