Tuesday, 1 July 2014


Fennel, one of the oldest plants used in herbal medicine.Fennel tea is perhaps best known for its antispasmodic and anti cramping properties. In addition, it stimulates the appetite, promotes good digestion and is an excellent remedy for gas. Because the tea is safe and gentle, it can be mixed into food for infants and children. 

To relieve digestive complaints in infants and children

Fennel tea’s sweet flavour and antispasmodic effect make it a good choice for children with stomach upset.
In infants with colic, a few tbsp. of fennel tea bring fast relief.

 Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of crushed fennel seeds. Allow it to steep for 10 min and then strain. The tea is also helpful to older children with abdominal pain and flatulence. You can make fennel tea with milk instead of water or use the tea to thin whole milk or pureed foods.fennel tea removes toxins and inhibits excessive intestinal fermentation, thereby reducing gas.
To reduce inflammation or swelling around the eyes, apply compresses soaked in fennel tea.

Pour ¾ cup of boiling water over 1-2 tsp. of freshly crushed fennel seeds. Allow this mixture to steep on a h0ot stove for 5-10 min., but do not allow it to boil again. Drink this tea for the relief of digestive complaints. The recommended dose is 1 cup of tea 3 times a day, between meals. Three to six weeks of this daily fennel tea regimen usually brings relief. Children older than 5 yrs of age should take only half of this amount; infants should be given one-eighth of the adult dose.

Always advice your doctor.

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