Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare – has a licorice like, warming, and sweet flavor. Make this Easy Fennel Tea Recipe to help the digestive system. Avoid with pregnancy, lactation, young children, estrogen dependent cancers, epilepsy, anticoagulants, diabetic meds, and bleeding disorders.
By: Kathy Sadowski: MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT
Easy Fennel Tea Recipe Ingredients
- 1 tsp of fennel seeds
- 2 cups of boiling water
Easy Fennel Tea Recipe Instructions
Pour the water over the seeds and steep 10 minutes. Strain and drink.
Easy Fennel Tea Recipe Research
- In a study of 25 patients who were also using other medicines, a synergistic blend of Pimpinella anisum (anise), Foeniculum vulgare (sweet fennel), Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) and Mentha piperita (peppermint) resulted in nausea relief. From: Gilligan, N. P. (2005). The palliation of nausea in hospice and palliative care patients with essential oils of Pimpinella anisum (aniseed), Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce (sweet fennel), Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) and Mentha x piperita (peppermint). International Journal of Aromatherapy, 15(4), 163-167. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijat.2005.10.012
- A blend of Pimpinella anisum (anise), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) , Sambucus nigra (elderberry), and Cassia angustifolia had laxative efficacy and was a safe alternative option for the treatment of constipation. From: Picon, P. D., Picon, R. V., Costa, A. F., Sander, G. B., Amaral, K. M., Aboy, A. L., & Henriques, A. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of a phytotherapic compound containing Pimpinella anisum, Foeniculum vulgare, Sambucus nigra, and Cassia augustifolia for chronic constipation. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 10(1), 1.
- Ginger, peppermint, aniseed and fennel, citrus fruits, dandelion and artichoke, melissa and chamomile all had digestive enhancing activities. From: Valussi, M. (2012). Functional foods with digestion-enhancing properties. International journal of food sciences and nutrition, 63(sup1), 82-89.
- The following methanol extracts showed activity against Helicobacter pylori which causes gastrointestinal disorders: Myristica fragrans (nutmeg seed), Zingiber officinale (ginger root), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf), Achillea millefolium (yarrow), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel seed), Passiflora incarnata (passionflower), Origanum majorana (oregano), and others. From: Mahady, G. B., Pendland, S. L., Stoia, A., Hamill, F. A., Fabricant, D., Dietz, B. M., & Chadwick, L. R. (2005). In vitro susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to botanical extracts used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Phytotherapy research, 19(11), 988-991.