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Monday, February 23, 2009
Fennel Tea(Saunf Chai)
Fennel seeds are known to aid digestion.It not uncommon to be served with these aromatic seeds at the end of a masala(Spicy) Indian meal.Although this excellent mouth refresher can simply be chewed to get the most of its benefits ;its freshening taste can also be used to make fennel tea,which is soothing for sore throats and also relieves any discomfort from bloating or indigestion.Read more of it benefits here.
1 tablespoon Fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves or 6-8 fresh peppermint leaves[or use a teaspoon of green tea leaves or black tea powder]
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups of water
Bring water to a slow boil and add the fennel seeds and pepper mint leaves .Brew for about 10 minutes on medium-low heat,strain ,mix in honey and serve hot or warm.
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An Interesting Health benefit of Fennel Seeds
Blogger friend Sangeeta reminds us that diuretic properties of fennel seeds are effective in curing Urinary tract Infections cause due to a bacteria called E-coli.Read more here and here.thanks sangeeta:)