The Female-Friendly Herb That Increases Milk Flow For New Mothers And Ends Menopause Symptoms In Aging Women
Fennel is a female-friendly, multi-tasking herb that is both pleasant tasting, highly nourishing and an effective natural remedy for many ailments without any known side-effects. Fennel can be eaten raw or cooked and is always readily available at your local supermarket.
Fennel – (Foeniculum vulgare Mill) - is a culinary herb known for its health and medicinal uses. Fennel is commonly eaten after a meal, since it’s known to relieve flatulence, digestive discomfort and indigestion. Other folk uses for fennel in the past also included relieving premenstrual cramps.
Fennel contains an important anti-inflammatory phytonutrient called anise that has the ability to ease and regulate menstruation by regulating hormones in the body. Fennel is known as female-friendly because of its ability to relieve menstrual cramping, stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers and now, is proven to end menopause symptoms that may include: hot flashes, mood swings, lower sex drive, sweating, racing heart, headaches vaginal dryness and soreness, and painful sex, to name a few.
Fennel Reduces Menopause Symptoms
New research published in the Journal Menopause, suggests that the female-friendly herb also helps to level off postmenopausal symptoms with zero side effects.
The study consisted of a randomized, triple-blind trial comprised of 90 Iranian women between 45 and 60 years old who lived in Tehran, since the average age Iranian women reach menopause is 48.2 years, compared with 51 years in the U.S.
Participants were broken into two groups. They were administered capsules containing 100 milligrams of fennel every day, twice per day, for a period of eight weeks. One group received the treatment, the other received a placebo.
Using a Menopause Rating Scale, researchers compared the results of the treatment group with those of the placebo group at 4, 8, and 10-week intervals post-intervention.
The study revealed significantly lower MRS scores in patients who had received the treatment compared with the placebo group. It was concluded that, fennel is"an effective and safe treatment to reduce menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women without serious side effects."
Fennel Tastes Like Candy When You Juice It
Raw fennel has an unmistakable candy-like flavor resembling licorice. This flavor disappears when fennel is roasted leaving to taste more like celery. When it’s juiced raw, however fennel’s flavors are released ten-fold, making fennel juice quite pleasurable and refreshing to drink.
What is more, fennel is one of the most underrated herbs available. It is highly nourishing, an excellent source of folic acid and vitamin C, as well as minerals such as magnesium, cobalt and iron. Fennel is also known to be anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and reduces acidity and inflammation in the digestive tract to help ensure proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients from food.
Fennel is also quite abundant mineral salts, which are essential for replenishing hydrochloric acid in the stomach, ending GERD and can help stop 'electrical issues such as slowed heart beat or heart palpations. Fennel can also be used to help protect against cancer.
This is one of the first clinical trials to investigate the effects of fennel on menopausal symptoms, hopefully other trials will follow to introduce the safe use and positive effects of herbal remedies for women's health and natural healing.