Fennel, also known as Foeniculum vulgare, is a perennial herb that people widely use in liquors and toothpaste. With a flavor reminiscent of licorice, fennel plays an important role in various culinary styles, adding extra flavor and serving as a key ingredient in Fennel Tea. For centuries, people have cultivated fennel for its numerous health benefits and medicinal properties, making it a highly valued plant.

If you love to drink herbal tea, then you will also love, Moringa Tea, Detox Tea, and Parsley Tea.

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Fennel Seed Benefits

The properties include antifungal, anti-aging, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic as well as hepatoprotective activity.

It also helps to relieve flatulence, facilitates urine formation, increases your metabolic rate, improves vision, regulates your hunger cycle, helps to clear the mucus, reduces digestive disorders and gas issues, helps to deal with anxiety, helps to detoxify your body, and many more.
Herbal fennel tea helps to treat upset stomachs and ulcers and many other gastrointestinal issues. Some of the benefits of fennel include: Read More.

Relieve menstrual cramps:

Many women suffer from menstrual cramps, and various medicines are available to relieve the pain. One such category of medicine is anti-inflammatory drugs, which effectively reduce the discomfort associated with menstrual cramps. These medications are quite effective but still, 10-20% of females with severe cramps do not get relief from these.

Traditional medicine advocates using herbal ingredients to treat various ailments, and this approach is recommended for this purpose.According to a study conducted in 2012, fennel seeds are effective to treat menstrual cramps. The secondary metabolites of fennel help to ease the contraction of the uterus which is responsible for the painful sensation.

Helps in insomnia:

Insomnia is a condition in which the person is unable to sleep. Fennel is very effective in treating insomnia. A hot cup of fennel tea gives an extra boost and helps your muscles to relax. It also helps your digestive muscles to relax and helps you to go to bed after taking the tea.

Aids your weight loss journey:

Are you on a mission to cut off some extra pounds? If yes, fennel seeds are your best partner in this journey. Fennel seeds help to improve digestion and enable the body to use nutrients in a better way. Fennel seeds also help you to keep away from cravings and thus help in weight loss.

 Also, help to reduce the serum glucose level and thus helps you to lose weight. The contents of fennel seeds also help to control your appetite and thus help to flush out the extra fluids and waste in your body.

Helps to treat respiratory issues:

Fennel seeds are also used to treat respiratory disorders and also help to clear the extra mucus from your respiratory tract. These seeds also help to calm respiratory tract spasms and are extremely good for your lungs. According to a study, fennel seeds are good to treat the conditions of chronic cough and bronchitis.

Improves cardiac health:

Fennel seeds are also good for your cardiac as well as hepatic health. The liver helps to break down the extra cholesterol and regulate it. Fennel seeds help the liver to function properly and promote heart health.

Fennel is a great source of fiber and thus helps to prevent the reabsorption of cholesterol back to the liver. Reduced cholesterol level helps to protect the heart and are proven an excellent source of potassium. The balance of sodium and potassium is important for maintaining blood pressure and helps to protect the heart from the strain of hypertension. 
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Rich in nutrients:

Fennel seeds are rich in nutrients and one cup of fennel tea can include 3 grams of fiber, 12% Vitamin C, 3% Calcium, 4% Iron, 4% Magnesium, 8% Potassium, and 7% Manganese. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and this protects the body against free radicals. Manganese is an important enzyme that helps to protect your bones, regulate your blood sugar level, and helps the wounds to heal.

Contains essential compounds:

Fennel seeds are rich in antioxidants that include Rosamarinic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin, and apigenin. Polyphenols have strong anti-inflammation activity and help to lower the risks of chronic conditions including heart diseases, obesity, cancer, as well as diabetes.

Many other compounds including anethole, methyl chavicol, and limonene are found in fennel seeds. Anethole is reported to possess anti-inflammatory, antiviral as well as antioxidant activity. Limonene is a strong antioxidant and helps to protect the body from free radicals.

How to make the fennel seeds tea:

The recipe for making the fennel seeds tea is really simple. Take 2 cups of water in a pan and allow them to boil.

Add 2 teaspoons full of fennel seeds and allow the water to simmer.

Simmer for 10 minutes.  Now strain the tea with the help of a tea strainer. Fennel seeds tea is ready. Enjoy.

Other Teas To Prepare

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  2. Pineapple Peel Tea
  3. Loquat Tea
  4. Mint Tea
  5. Oregano Tea
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Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • For: 2 Servings



  1. Take four glasses of water in a pan and allow them to boil.
  2. Add two teaspoons full of fennel seeds and allow the water to simmer.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.  Now strain the tea with the help of a tea strainer. Fennel seeds tea is ready. Enjoy.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.