Fennel is a plant that is often used as a natural herb to treat various diseases. This plant is spread throughout Indonesia with different names. For example, in Aceh it is known as spicy das, in Madura it is known as adhas, in Bugis it is known as adase, in Sunda it is known as hades, and so on.
When the fennel fruit is ripe, it will smell a distinctive aromatic odor. The leaves also have the same characteristic odor. Fennel oil is produced from the fennel fruit. Every part of this plant has health benefits due to its high nutritional content.
Fennel Plant Nutrient Value
|Serving Size||100 g||Total Energy||31 kkal|
|Carbohydrate||7,30 g||Potassium||50 mg|
|Fat||0,20 g||Magnesium||17 mg|
|Protein||1,24 g||Calcium||49 mg|
|Fiber||3,1 g||Sodium||52 mg|
|Gula||3,93 g||Niacin||0,640 mg|
|Air||90,21 g||Vitamin C||12 mg|
|Zinc||0,20 g||Vitamin B6||0,047 mg|
|Riboflavin||0,032 g||Vitamin E||0,58 mg|
Fennel Plant Benefits
- Healthy Eyes
The antioxidant content in the fennel plant is useful for preventing inflammation and reducing visual disturbances in the eye.
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- Preventing Premature Aging
The benefits of the fennel plant in preventing premature aging are due to the content of vitamin C and amino acids that function to rejuvenate the skin. The only way is to drink the extract from crushed or blended fennel leaves. In addition, fennel seed extract, ground on a cloth and dipped in hot water, is also beneficial for removing panda eyes. Just put it on the eye for a few moments regularly.
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- Overcoming Respiratory Disorders
Fennel plants contain cineole and anetol which are useful for eliminating phlegm and loosening the respiratory tract. By drinking boiled water from fennel plants regularly, it can help treat respiratory disorders such as asthma, blocked breathing, bronchitis, coughs, and other respiratory disorders.
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- Launching Urination
Another property of the fennel plant is a diuretic, which means it can launch urination.
- Treating Hemorrhoids
Fennel plants are also believed to be able to help treat hemorrhoids by mixing them into herbal ingredients.
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- Treating Hives
Hives or better known as itching can be treated with fennel plants because the methyl content in fennel plants can help relieve itching and reduce swelling.
- Overcoming Fever
When we have a fever, the body is actually fighting against diseases, either due to viruses or bacteria from outside. Fennel plant is very good for fighting viruses so it can help the body fight viral and bacterial infections that can increase body temperature.
- Overcoming Seizures
Seizures accompanied by fever are common in children. This disease is also known as stuip. Herbal ingredients that use fennel plants are useful for dealing with this stuip disease.
- Treating Gallstones
Gallstones are caused by purine substances that settle too long in the bile to turn solid and hard. By brewing 5 grams of fennel powder with hot water is believed to treat gallstone disease.
- Enlarge Breast
Fennel seeds can also stimulate the production of the hormone estrogen, which functions to hold various fluids in the breasts. As a result, breast size can increase.
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- Treating Urinary Stones
Urinary stones are caused by blockage of the urinary tract by solid substances such as stones. Fennel can help reduce the size of the stones in the urinary tract. The trick is simply to drink fennel powder steeping water regularly.
- Overcoming TB
In an experiment conducted on mice, fennel plant can increase the efficacy of streptomycin which is useful in the treatment of TCB. This is because there is a content called anisaldehyde. Anisaldehyde is what can increase streptomycin.
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- Neutralize Toxic Fungus
Another property of the fennel plant is that it acts as an anti-fungal. The point is that if we eat mushrooms that contain toxins, they can be neutralized by drinking fennel powder steeping water regularly until the poison disappears from the body.
- Enlarging Penis
Fennel plant is also believed to be able to enlarge the male genitalia or known as the penis. The trick is to simply wrap the shaft of the penis with fennel leaves that have been washed for 30 minutes at night.
By drinking boiled water fennel seeds during menstruation can launch menstruation. That’s because the content of fennel seeds is useful for launching hormone production in women who are menstruating.
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- Increase Immunity
Vitamin C contained in the fennel plant can act as an antioxidant that helps boost the immune system in the body so that the body is not susceptible to disease.
- Treating Colic
The essential oil derived from the fennel plant is believed to help cure colic in kidney disease.
- Treating Diarrhea
The essential oil found in the fennel plant can also cure bacterial infections that cause diarrhea.
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- Improve Brain Function.
The fennel plant contains a substance called potassium. This potassium functions to increase electrical conduction from the whole body to the brain, increase the cognitive abilities of the brain, and launch the distribution of oxygen to the brain so that the ability of the brain and the ability to store memories in the brain can increase.
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- Normalize Blood Pressure
Potassium contained in fennel plants serves to reduce the tension in the blood vessels which can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension). According to research, fennel leaf decoction can help reduce research.
- Treating Heart Disease
The high fiber content in fennel seeds can also stabilize good cholesterol (HDL) levels and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels which are always associated with heart health.
- Overcoming Constipation
The fiber in fennel seeds can also function as a laxative while maintaining peristaltic movement in the intestines so it is good for overcoming constipation.
- Overcome Bloated Stomach
Fennel plant also has anti-flatulent properties, which can reduce gas production in the stomach which causes the stomach to feel bloated. Fennel plants can also stimulate the release of gas (flatus).
- Overcoming Digestive Disorders.
The seeds of the fennel plant contain essential oils which are very useful for overcoming disorders of the digestive system, stimulating the secretion of gastric acid, reducing stomach inflammation, and reducing intestinal inflammation. Enough consumption of fennel seeds after a large meal to launch the digestive system, especially in children.
- Prevent cancer
Fennel plants can also prevent cancer because they contain flavonoids, alkaloids, and phenols that are useful for preventing the growth of cancer cells.
- Prevent Breast and Liver Cancer
Fennel seeds are also believed to prevent the activation of cancer cells in the breast and liver.
- Treating Anemia
Fennel plants contain iron and histidine substances that can help the body increase the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells so that the body avoids anemia or lack of red blood cells.
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- Overcoming Insomnia
This plant can make your body feel more relaxed and overcome insomnia effectively.
- Controlling Blood Sugar Levels
The content of essential oils in fennel plants is useful for controlling blood sugar levels. This is certainly very useful, especially in diabetics.
- Increase Breast Milk Production
Another benefit of the fennel plant is to increase the production of breast milk (ASI) in women who are breastfeeding.
- Overcome Poisoning
In addition to mushroom poisoning, apparently fennel plants can also help poisoning caused by food and chemical drugs.
- Increase Appetite
For those who lack appetite, especially children, the fennel plant can help increase appetite. Due to the content of anetol, fenkon, chavicol, and anisaldehyde which play a role in stimulating appetite. In addition, the content is also useful for cooling the digestive tract.
- Overcoming Jaundice
Jaundice usually occurs in infants or children. Fennel is believed to be a herbal medicine to treat this disease.
- Treating canker sores and toothache
Fennel plant can also be used as a medicine for canker sores and toothache. The trick is simply to smear the diseased part with fennel plant powder that has been given a little water.
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Thus the benefits of fennel plants are very useful for the health of the body. This plant has indeed been used as an herbal plant and is also often used in herbal concoctions from generation to generation.
Fennel Plant Herb
To make a concoction of fennel plants, we can use dried fennel fruit. The method is very easy and practical, namely:
- Prepare 10 grams of dried fennel fruit and then mash until smooth
- Brew with hot water
- Add pure honey so the taste is not too bitter
By consuming this fennel herb regularly 2 times a day (morning and evening) it can help maintain a healthy body while fighting various diseases naturally without side effects.
Tips: Fennel later can also be used as a flavoring in food. However, although the fennel plant is very good for health, consuming this plant in excess can actually cause side effects that interfere with health. So it is highly recommended to only consume this plant in moderation.