I love my tea. I have an herbal tea every evening after dinner to aid with digestion. I have always used ginger tea as my digestive tea but recently I was introduced to Fennel Tea.
There are many medicinal qualities to fennel tea. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants….all health boosting.
Drinking fennel tea on a regular basis has so much to offer your health. The following info is good to know about this amazing herbal tea.
First and foremost on my list of must haves in my after dinner team is Digestion boosting properties. Fennel tea has antispasmodic properties that’s relax your digestive system and allow it to function smoothly. The tea helps to speed up digestion and maximize the absorption of the nutrients from your food. This will all help with the prevention of gas, bloation, constipation and upset stomach issues.
Fennel tea is good for your immune system because it is antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal. It is good to add fennel tea to the arsenal to fend off coughs, colds and flu. This fall/winter fennel tea is going to be a daily “flu fighter” in my household.
If you are battling a bit of a weight issue then fennel tea could help you . It is a diuretic, eliminating bloating and water retention. It will boost your metabolism helping you burn fat and calories better.
We live in a toxic world. The outdoor air is full of invisible pollution. Our indoor environments are generally riddled with off gassing from paint, furniture upholstery, carpets etc. Fennel tea is a good blood detoxifier helping to flush out the bad stuff and keep your liver and kidney functioning well.
I’m in on any food that is anti-inflammatory and fennel tea fits the bill. It is good for alleviating joint pain associated with gout, arthritis and other inflammatory issues.
Your eyes will benefit from drinking fennel tea too. Soak a cotton ball in fennel tea, lay back and place the cotton balls on your eyes. It will help with puffy, sore eyes.
The high levels of potassium in fennel protect your heart, by relieving any tension in your arteries and blood vessels. This is a good thing for reducing stroke, heart attack and other heart related or blood flow related issues.
Now’s here’s a little something I did not know. Fennel tea helps with bad breath. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of fennel tea eliminate foul breath and protect your gums and teeth.
If you feel congested in your lungs and sinus pour yourself a cup of fennel tea. It is an expectorant that eliminates phlegm and mucus. Bonus.
Fennel tea is a good beverage to have before bed as it is rich in melatonin and could help you get to sleep.
Rather than reaching for an antacid when you get heartburn, enjoy a cup of fennel tea. It is high in phytoestrogen.
If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome…which many people do these days…..a cup of fennel tea relaxes the muscles in your colon and eases those gut wrenching cramps from IBS.
I have now switched my after dinner “ginger” tea to “fennel” tea. This is a relatively new change for me so I will keep you posted on whether I experience better results than I was from my ginger tea. Fennel has so much to offer to so many different body functions that I have to give it an honest several months of regular use to vouch for it’s effectiveness.