Using Fennel Seeds for Gas, Cramps and Bloating


Fennel for flatulenceIn herbal medicine fennel seeds are recognized as a powerful carminative – a herb that assists in expelling gas from your intestinal tract.

Here’s how these powerful little seeds reduce gastrointestinal problems and flatulence, a few potential precautions to be aware of and two ways to use fennel seeds to help prevent or treat intestinal cramps, bloating and embarrassing gas.

How Fennel Seeds Help Digestive Problems

In India, dried fennel seeds are incredibly popular as an aid to digestion and have been used for this purpose for thousands of years. A small amount of the seeds are routinely chewed after a meal, both to freshen the breath and to stimulate digestion.

Modern scientific studies on the properties of fennel seeds are showing that their rich volatile oil content is primarily responsible for these digestive benefits and ability to clear intestinal gas so effectively. Compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole appear to have anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that relax contracted intestinal muscles and allow trapped gas to dissipate.

The volatile oils in fennel seeds are also believed to stimulate bile for better digestion, thus preventing these problems from happening in the first place. A great tasting fennel tea, or chewing half a teaspoon of the fresh seeds is a simple way to prevent or treat many digestive problems like gas, bloating and cramps.

Regular fennel seeds or fennel seed tea has even proven effective for many people with more serious digestive disorders like IBS. More about how to treat this debilitating condition naturally here.

Fennel Seeds Vs Flatulence

While certain foods can definitely increase your instance of flatulence, most commonly excessive and smelly gas is a result of the food you eat getting trapped or delayed in the lower intestine and fermenting.

Chewing on fennel seeds can help prevent this by improving the digestive process. As both food that is being digested and any resulting gas moves through your digestive system more quickly, there is far less chance of noxious compounds building up to a point where you have to quickly leave the room or risk a bunch of questioning looks.

With the possible exception of activated charcoal (which does require more complex timing), fennel seeds, either chewed or made into a tea after your meal, are one of the best natural gas cures available.

Let’s have a look at a couple of precautions to be aware of and then two ways to use fennel seeds to prevent both digestive problems and excessive flatulence.

Side Effects of Fennel Seeds

  • Dried fennel seeds are generally considered safe. So safe in fact that diluted fennel seed tea is often recommended as a treatment for colic in babies.
  • As is common with most potent herbal products, fennel seed is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Some older studies suggest large doses of fennel seeds may have a mildly estrogenic effect, though more recent research is contradicting this and lists fennel as having quite low phytoestrogen activity. Occasional use of fennel seeds for treating gas should not have any impact on hormone levels for either men or women.
  • As a precaution, women being treated for hormone sensitive health conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids and ovarian, uterine or breast cancer are advised to avoid fennel seeds and many other types of herbs, as well as stronger estrogenic foods like soybeans.
  • Allergic reactions to fennel and it seeds are very rare, though more likely in those who are also allergic to carrots, celery or dill. Consult a health professional if you suspect an allergic reaction after chewing fennel seeds or drinking fennel seed tea.
  • Finally, fennel seed essential oil is a highly concentrated product with specific applications and should not be used internally without medical supervision. Regular fennel seeds are powerful enough for relieving gas so there’s no need to use the essential oil for this purpose.

2 Ways to Use Fennel Seeds for Better Digestion and Less Flatulence

1. The simplest way to use fennel seeds to prevent gas is to simply buy a bag of high quality organic seeds like these that I use and chew around half a teaspoon or a good pinch after a meal and swallow them.

You’ll probably recognize the liquorice/aniseed flavor from Indian dishes. The taste is relatively strong and far from sweet but not unpleasant to my taste buds.

I certainly wouldn’t recommend the candy coated fennel seeds for digestive problems. Sugar is one of the causes of flatulence and really, not everything should taste sweet (I swear we’re getting to a point where sugar is in or on just about everything).

A far better option if you don’t think you could chew fennel seeds regularly is freshly brewed fennel tea (perhaps with a drop of stevia extract rather than sugar if you really need it).

2. Fennel seed tea is quite refreshing and very effective for bloating and gas as it travels quickly through the gastrointestinal tract to where it’s needed.

You can make homemade fennel seed tea by adding a teaspoon of organic fennel seeds to a cup and pouring boiling water over them. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes, strain if you like (I rarely bother) and sip for relief from trapped intestinal gas and bloating in as little as 5 to 10 minutes.

There are also high strength fennel teas available which are convenient for work or traveling. After testing a few of these, I believe Heather’s tummy tea is the strongest and best and the many reviews seem to agree.

I hope you’ll give fennel seeds or fennel seed tea a try if gas, bloating and other intestinal problems have been regular issues for you. Some people may find it surprising, but often natural herbs are simply more effective than pharmaceuticals (and a lot less expensive).

Fennel seeds actually has many other health properties and you can read more about them in this popular article on the benefits of fennel tea. Have you had success with using fennel seeds for intestinal gas, digestive issues of flatulence? I be interested to hear your experiences with this powerful herbal treatment.

Photo 1: glaukos / Photo 2: Girl Interrupted Eating

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Zaak

THANK YOU!

I woke today with serious bloating and LOTS of odorless farts. This is very unusual for me. This was the worst I’ve EVER experienced! After finding your site via Google, I got fennel out of my spice cabinet (at least 5 years old). started chewing seeds 4 or 5 at a time, maybe 30 total and RELIEF!!! Within 30 minutes I started feeling better. after an hour felt mostly normal! I wish I had learned this 30 years ago.

Thank for putting this site together.
Zaak
PS still reading more, you’ve done a good job here!

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    James

    Hi Zaak and thanks for your positive comments.

    Fennel seeds are indeed one of the best flatulence cures around and well worth having on hand. I’m impressed that even 5 year old fennel seeds worked this well.

    All the best,

    James

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Anish

Respect Sir,

Yes , you are right….as aforesaid ,funnel seeds help in acidity or acid reflux……….I am from India and I regularly take a pinch of dried funnel seeds after breakfast, lunch and dinner …………It gives a lot of relief ………

Thank you for sharing this information in detail.

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Allan Moore

Hi, Thank you for such an informative article on remedies for flatulence. I suffer really badly from it , mostly it seems when I’m in bed, I’m not sure if it’s because I’m lying down. Anyway, last night I made a cup of fennel tea, it worked wonders, even that does not really express the my feelings properly. I was over the moon this morning, when I realized how well it had worked, thank you so much. I just hope tonight I do not go back to my having my problem but rest assured I will be having a nice cup of fennel tea. Would it be OK if I had two cups a day, ( my wife suffers the same problem but with her it’s worse during the day), and I thought I’d have a cup with her during the day and also one in the evening. With your experience is just one cup needed for each 24 hours, if so, is it best to have it in the morning or the evening.

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    James

    Hi Allan and thanks for your comments.

    I’m glad fennel tea is working so well for you and I see no problem with having a couple of cups a day. The effect works on the digestive system so it probably won’t last all day but it’s so safe that cooled fennel tea is even given to infants for colic.

    Hope this helps,

    James

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    felistus

    Thanks for all the advice I get from your team its really helpful ,i had been having problems with my digestion fr long time ad i trayed funnel seeds ad am fantastic ,thnks onces more .

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lukki7

Great site and great information. I will need to do more research on fennel seeds as I do have fibroids but if I can get away with drinking this periodically when I have gas then this is amazing news!

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Shelly

I have had chronic and acute indigestion for almost a year. I’ve had a stabbing (undiagnosed) pain in my side for the same length of time. I was beginning to think I was going to have it for the rest of my life. It wasn’t until I chewed fennel seeds that I got relief. I’m looking forward to resuming a few activities that I couldn’t do because of the indigestion.

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    James

    Hi Shelly,

    I’m glad chewing fennel seeds worked so well for your indigestion. They really are a great herbal treatment for digestive problems and many people find them much more effective than prescription drugs.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Shelly

How much and how often can I safely chew fennel seeds each day?

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Ellie

Hello
I used to take charcoal tablets to try and help my gas & bloating, but had to stop as it interfered with The Pill. Now I am very cautious with what I take, and this may be a silly question, but I wonder if this would be safe to take while on The Pill?
Thanks

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EV

Fennel is considered good for increasing breast milk in nursing mothers.

http://www.babycenter.in/a1023539/traditional-drinks-and-beverages-for-breastfeeding-mums

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Louisa

Great advice here. Surprised, however, to see that you advise breastfeeding mothers against fennel. In fact fennel is well known to increase milk supply and is recommened to nursing mothers with inadequate milk supply. It’s a great herb!

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    James

    Hi Louisa,

    I agree but when noting possible side effects I usually go straight from the medical texts to cover the article.

    All the best,

    Jim

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BJ

My son is 16 years old and for the past three years he’s been suffering from Ulcerative Colitis. Lately he’s been also suffering from some nasty flatulence that gags everyone near him. Currently he is in drug induced remission and I was wondering if organic fennel tea would be safe for him to take.
Best,
BJ

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    James

    Hi there,

    With serious conditions always check with the treating doctor first but fennel seeds are often recommended for Ulcerative Colitis.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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Rohit

you are a bloody genius. I have been suffering from growling and abdominal pain for the last 2 to 3 months and was starting to get sick and worried about it. I just took a handful of them and chewed them for 20 mins and swallowed them. I see ISTANT RELIEF, i have been taking medication for last 4 weeks and nothing worked better than fennel seeds. Thank you soo much.

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    James

    Hi Rohit and thanks for your comments.

    Fennel seeds really are effective for abdominal pain and quite quick acting as well. I’m sure if drug companies could patent them they’d be the new (and very expensive) wonderdrug.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Glenn2ns

How does the effect of fennel seed therapy interact with folks who suffer celiac disease? Wife and daughter both suffer from celiac.
On another note – someone suggested cooking beans with fennel to reduce the gas causing problem. My question is how much fennel for a cup of beans that are pre-soaked overnight and then cooked the next day/.

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    James

    Hi there,

    Fennel seeds are gluten free and would not be a problem for celiacs. Actually, many celiac resources recommend fennel seeds.

    I’ve written about beans here http://flatulencecures.com/baked-beans-fart and generally a teaspoon of fennel seeds in pre soaked beans should greatly reduce though not completely eliminate gas from beans.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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Subhto

Hi James,
I am in the same league with others in this fight against intestinal gas which has been with me for over a decade with regular episodes of hightened pushing and throbbing sensation in chest and abdomen region. In pursuit of an alternate therapy I will give it a try and shall share my experiences (tried other herbs/home made medicines to no result).
What I would like to know is that will fennel seeds be potent enough as compared to raw seeds if they are dry fried (without oil) for few minutes to make them crispy and then chewed.
Thank you in anticipation
Subhro
India

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    James

    Hi Subhto,

    As the volatile oils in fennel seeds are what helps them prevent intestinal gas I would think you wouldn’t want to fry them too much and only on a low heat. You might try comparing both fried and fresh fennel seeds and seeing which is better as relieving intestinal gas for you.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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Rachel

Has anyone given it to babies. I have a 7 week old baby with terrible colic and trapped wind. He also has reflux which he has been prescribed ranitadine. Thanks in advance. I’ve just had a cup of twinnings fennel tea, with the hope it helps him.

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    James

    Hi Rachel,

    Yes, weak and cooled fennel tea is a commonly used cure for colic in babies and usually very effective.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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mirza

I have been using fennel seeds for few years, they have helped me with my indigestion and having regular bowel movement daily. I have also notice down size (reduced inches) all-over aroung hips, thighs and waist. I use dry light roasted(at home without any oil) I am very happy with the result and love the taste and smell of the seedsand have no problem chewing fair amount in a day (few table spoons). now my question is I am trying to conceive and I want to know if I should stop these seeds completely until I become pregnant and have the baby or what would you suggest is safe way for me if I don’t want to stop them completely. appreciate any comments or suggestions.
kind regards,

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    James

    Hi Mirza,

    I think it would be best to discuss this with a health care professional. There is advice to not use large amounts of fennel seeds during pregnancy though, as is common with herbal treatments, there’s no specific reasons given why.

    All the best,

    Jim

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mirza

thank you for the reply, I will make an appointment with my doctor.

Regards
Mirza

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Shreya

Hi,

I eat about 100 gms fennel seeds per week.
Is it okay to consume this much? Or any disadvantages are there ?

Thankyou
Shreya

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Victoria

Hi, I too have recently been having problems with gas in the evenings. I just bought some fennel seeds and took them tonight after dinner. So far so good! I have been reading some more on them since I took them and came across an article that said you should buy the green kind, not the yellow kind. The ones I got were in the spice section of target, and they appear to be the yellow kind. However, they do still taste like licorice. Are the benefits lesser if they are not the green type of seed? What are the differences, as far as the flatulence benefits, between the two?
Thank you,
Vicki

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brigitte coston

I just ate some fennel seeds.very plesant tasting.. i will let you know how the seeds are helping.I thank God for the all the different ways to get rid of the smell of flatulence..

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    James

    Hi Brigitte and thanks for your comments.

    I think fennel seeds taste good as well and should definitely help with intestinal gas issues.

    All the best,

    James

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Bhuvana

Hi, i am hypothyroid patient can i use fennel tea oftenly?

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    James

    Hi Bhuvana,

    Fennel tea is generally considered thyroid boosting but I would consult a healthcare professional on this for your individual situation.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Andrew

I am loving it, because I seem to have been having trouble without let up. My stomach has hammered me now since 2012. Most say diabetes caused the problem. Then the opinion of course changed to, gastroparesis. Finally because they (Mayo) termed it idiopathic. Which is another way to say, they have no idea. The fennel did give me some relief, this all developed after heart surgery. The Rothschild family responsible for the pharmaceutical industry is slowly crumbling. People are waking up, thanks to God and people like you and Joel Wallach. Their chemicals never cured anyone. Just made them rich! The only thing any good was antibiotics and pain management medicine. Natural cures are the only real cures. These doctors are not making anyone better. They give you 1 medicine for a single problem, then the medicine they gave you, makes a. Residual income out of you!

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shaun

hello james. i’ve been suffering from constipation for more than 2 years now. i’ve tried everything and consulted all the doctor possible. i just wanted to know if fennel seeds can help me to relive constipation.

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deena

Thank you for the info. I am on methadone and literally can’t have a bowl movement without drinking nasty magnesium and I just have tried everything. Will fennel seed help with this and if so how do I take it?

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Embarrassed to Say

Thank you for this article!!!!!!!! I think it’s a miracle and will keep a bottle of organic fennel seeds in my bag! I had lunch at the Cheese Shop and had a bowl of their black bean soup…it hit me like a train and I had really bad embarrassing gas …the kind so bad that you have to let it out and hope no one comes to talk to you at the same time ! I googled and stumbled across this article and immediately ran to my seasonings cabinet and started chewing fennel seeds! Then I remembered! The local Indian restaurant has these in a bowl at the cashier counter like “after dinner mints”. Now I know why! Indian food can be quite filling and bloat your stomach! It actually worked within 10 min of chewing and swallowing. I was so thrilled I texted my closest friends and family! They were all pleased that I shared this info despite how embarrassing the topic might be. Thank you, thank you & thank you!

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    James

    Hi there,

    It’s true that people don’t often like to talk about these embarrassing problems. But it can happen to anyone and it’s great that you shared how well fennel seeds worked for gas.

    All the best,

    James

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ElizabethLupton

Have read your informative remarks from people who have tried fennel seeds, I am about to start trying these as I have only had the copious flatulence and awful odour recently. I had a twisted bowel operation in October and had no problem so this is a really annoying thing to happen. Will let you know how it turns out, I am really hopeful!!!!

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    James

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Hopefully fennel seeds can help. It does sound like the bowel situation is causing delays in elimination, hence the awful odor.

    Activated charcoal taken a hour before meals with a big glass of water can be very good for this as it absorbs the hydrogen sulphide gas responsibe for the terrible smell http://flatulencecures.com/how-to-use-activated-carbon-flatulence

    Hope this helps,

    James

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Jean Ahrens

Hello! I purchased the fennel seed powder and thought I read somewhere to add it to warm water a couple of times a day. I can’t find the dosage anywhere. How much do I use and how many times a day. also, what is the dosage if I were to put it on my daily shake?

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    James

    Hi Jean,

    I haven’t used the fennel seed powder personally and would be interested to hear if you think it works in a smoothie without hot water to release the oils. Perhaps being powdered it is fine. I’d imagine you’d need less of it in this form. Perhaps start with a third of a teaspoon and then a half if this is well tolerated.

    Hope this helps,

    James

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Tracey

i have just started trying fennel seeds with the hope of relief from bloating and abdominal cramps. I have been hospitalized 5 times with bloating and terrible cramps. I have no constipation or diaharea just bloating and pain. I cannot release the gas that builds up which is responsible for the pain. Has anyone had any sucess in getting rid of trapped wind with Fennel seeds. I have had exhaustive medical tests and diagnosed with IBS. Apparentely my colon goes into spasms which is responsible for the pain. No medication has ever worked.

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    James

    Hi Tracy,

    Sorry to hear of suffering with bloating and abdominal cramps.

    Strong fennel tea like the one suggested in the article does work well for many people but you do seem to have a very serious problem with intestinal gas. Have you tried taking enteric coated peppermint oil with a big glass of water 20 minutes before a meal or drink that usually gives you bloating http://flatulencecures.com/how-to-make-farts-smell-better This is usually much more effective than taking them after you’ve eaten. Activated charcoal is also very good and should be taken in the same way an hour before eating http://flatulencecures.com/how-to-use-activated-carbon-flatulence

    It’s a bit of a hassle having to remember to take them but when bloating is this bad preventing it would be worth it.

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Dan

Wow. I had foul smelling gas about an hour before we were due to have guests. I chewed about a teaspoon of seeds and after 15 minutes I could feel the bloating reducing amd after half an hour the bloating was gone and no more smelly gas!

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Trudi

WOW WOW WOW! Thank you for the article.
It really works like a miracle !
I suffer from IBS as well as a permanent partial obstruction of my small intestines, a perfect recipe for trapped gas and terrible bloating. This is such a natural remedy, cheap and tasty as well.
I tried it for about 5 days now and can feel a big improvement.

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    Jim

    Hi Trudi,

    Glad fennel seeds worked so well for you for trapped gas and bloating.

    All the best,

    Jim

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KUKI

Hi

I was suffering from Gerd and acidity from past 1 year and within this time frame I change at least 10 doctors but none of them is helpful. Then 1 day I chewed fennel seeds after my lunch i felt better and my gastric and acid reflux was also relaxed so from that day I started chewing fennel seeds daily after each meal and sometimes fennel tea as well just because of this magical seed now I am well and happy
:)………… GUYZ START EATING AND DRINK FENNEL SEEDS YOU WILL SAY BYE TO YOUR MEDICATION FOR THE GASTRIC PROBLEMS….

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    Jim

    Hi Kuki and thanks for the good advice.

    I agree chewing fennel seeds or fennel seed tea can be very good for GERD.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Gail

Can fennel seeds be used for GERD?

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    Jim

    Hi Gail,

    Fennel seed tea can be a very good treatment for GERD and acid reflux for most people.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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safder khan

I am suffering from indigestion, bloating, flatulance and abdominal pain from last 3 years and am not getting well after done so many treatments. What shud i do now to get rid of this problem.

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Nadeem Shakir

I had been suffered a massive abdominal problem which was been due to acid accumulated in the stomach by diagnosed. Previously doctor prescribed lansoprazol, Buscopan and mebeverine pills. If you believe me none of those medicines worked to reduce my problem other than various side effects occurred due to such chemical made drugs.

Actually, my stomach was continuously producing acid after eating anything else. Due to this problem my stomach lines were be infected which is normally think ulcerative Colitis. Then I had to face cramps, abdominal pain, flatulence and burping. Some time loose loo

By my own thought. I started to take Fennel seeds. I am quite well now. How is this magic. I was also wondering that I remained sick since couple of years. How am I feeling better? Yes absolutely 100% recovered. Some time I feel this is GOD blessing for us if we use herbal compare to much better than allopathic medicine.

Fennel seeds are an effective for Chronic IBS. Bloating, wind traps. It is also so good to get rid of Gas and smell. It is helping for many digestive problems to eliminate completely.

If you are lactose intolerance then you can also use fennel seeds

Its also help to reduce the acid. I was been cured for abdominal cramps, massive bloating and acid using with Fennel seeds. Trust me please all of you reading are honest and I am sharing my personal experience and own observations. I had never any side effect due to using the fennel seeds

How to use? It is simple then can be 50% more effective than normal. I use to take after breakfast, lunch and dinner a little chunk of ½ tea spoon and chewing under my teeth. Happy Shappy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regard

Nadeem

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    Jim

    Hi Nadeem and thank you for your helpful comments.

    It sounds like fennel seeds have been a real lifesaver for you. I’m really glad to hear they worked so well.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Rodney

What about fennel seed in a capsule form? Is it safe to take one capsule three times a day after meals?

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    Jim

    Hi Rodney,

    It would be safe but I don’t think as effective as fennel tea or chewing fennel seeds to release the volatile oils.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Jean

Hi,
Is it safe to swallow the fennel seeds after chewing? Will I still get the benefit if I chew the seeds for a while then spit out the seeds? I don’t feel comfortable swallowing those seeds. Great website, thanks!

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    Jim

    Hi Jean,

    It’s fine to swallow the seeds and there would likely be a bit extra benefit. The important element though is the volatile oils which a good chew should release. if you’re not having them in a tea then it’s good to have a glass of water after chewing fennel seeds to help move them to where they are needed.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

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Sheri

I’ve been drinking fennel tea for just 3 days. The calming effect on my lower digestive tract was almost immediate.

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    Jim

    Hi Sheri,

    I really glad to hear fennel tea is working so well for you. I definietly think it’s much better than drugs for digestive problems.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Monica

I was looking for a local source of fennel seeds but all I could find (Whole Foods, Pharmaca, and CVS) was NATURE’S WAY FENNEL SEED, 100 CAPSULES. Is this type of formula (in capsule form) as effective as the raw seeds?

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Ezm

Is fennel indicated for diverticulitis? Possible risk of seed particles lodging in there?

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Erwin

Hello I’m Erwin I was diagnosed with Hypermic Gastroduodenitis and esophagatis.Is it safe to drink fennel tea on my condition and im currently in medication using omerprazole. Pls advise thank you

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    Jim

    Hi Erwin,

    Check with your doctor but fennel tea is considered a mild herb with few interactions. Even so it’s always best to drink herbal teas away from medications.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Jen

Tried my husband with the seeds but he can’t stand chewing or drinking the tea, he is picky ;-) can I cook with them or does this take away the effectiveness?

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    Jim

    Hi Jen,

    Fennel seeds can be added to cooked dishes, though I’d think excessive boiling would diminish the important volatile oils.

    Perhaps with the tea a better quality one would help http://flatulencecures.com/where-to-buy-fennel-tea Most people comment that they enjoy the taste of a good fennel tea.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Jake

Hey great article. I was just wanted to clarify, you are saying that the candied fennel seeds will not have the same effects on flatulence ? Just because I already have some and they are quite tastey lol. So if I can get away with just using these I will, if not I will probably go and find some plain ones. Thank you. Have a good day!

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    Jim

    Hi Jake,

    Perhaps they would help, but as a flatulence treatment I’d avoid anything with added sugar which only feeds the bacteria that cause the problem. In a way candied fennel seeds are half helping and half contributing to the problem.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Mae

Hi James,

I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis & barretts, it is safe to use fennel seed? What is your opinion in taking carom seed as well?

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    Jim

    Hi Mae,

    Fennel seeds are often recommended for both these conditions, though it could be a good idea to start out with a weak tea, test your tolerance and build up the strength as needed http://flatulencecures.com/what-is-fennel-tea-good-for

    Carom seeds have a similar effect and combining the two would likely be even more beneficial.

    All the best,

    Jim

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Bee G

I have hypoglycemia. Can I use fennel seeds or will it lower the hypoglycemia? This is in reference to excessive gas.

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    Jim

    Hi Bee,

    Check with your doctor but a cup of the tea a day taken well away from medicines would be highly unlikely to cause problems as it’s effect on blood sugar is mild at best.

    Hope this helps,

    James

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