Monday, October 22, 2012

The Versatile Herb Called Fennel

Make some fennel tea for cough! Fennel is an herb that contains compounds that help loosen chest mucus, as well as soothes sore throat and relieves coughing spasms.

It can also act as breath freshener. What you can do is to chew at least 5-10 fennel seeds and it would sweeten your breath naturally. Its essential oil has antibacterial properties that may help fight bad breath germs. You can take it in your purse to have on hand as post-meals.

If you had long exhausting work outs, fennel can help you recover sooner because it's a good source of potassium, sodium and it helps balance your fluid levels and regulate muscle contractions. Ideal pairs are apple or pistachios in a salad.

Fennel is also good for treating itchy scalp. It is actually used as a calming deep-conditioner.

If you have one at home, you're practically safe ;).