Eating fennel seeds after a meal is common practice in India, and modern science has revealed just how smart this Indian tradition is. In this blog we explore three reasons to add fennel into your routine.
To get the most out of your Fennel oil, keep it on the table and have a drop or two after eating large meals or hard-to-digest foods. It’s awesome to bring to restaurants where you might go off your usual diet.
Curb Sugar Cravings
The naturally sweet flavor of Fennel essential oil can be useful when trying to avoid processed sugar and sweets. (3) Put a drop of Fennel oil in water or tea to help fight sweet-tooth cravings.
The chemical makeup of Fennel includes Trans anethole, a monoterpene that is 13 times sweeter than table sugar.
For women with painful menstrual cramps, fennel may provide relief. Studies show fennel essential oil can decrease pain intensity in the treated groups. (4)
Other studies show that fennel can reduce the production of oxytocin and prostaglandin, two hormones that contribute to painful periods. One study also showed a significant reduction in menstrual cramps when people took fennel. (5)
This just scratches the surface of what Fennel essential oil is good for. If you’re interested in supporting your health with Fennel, this is the month to do it. dōTERRA is giving away a free 15mL Fennel essential oil as their product of the month promo!
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