Its nice to know what is in our kitchen or garden , may assist us with everyday issues, today we talk about FENNEL.

Chewing a handful of fennel seeds can help digestive complaints and can aid milk flow in breast feeding. The liquorice flavoured infusion, made using 1-2 teaspoons of bruised seeds per cup of boiling water and steeped for 10 minutes, can also relieve infant colic when taken by nursing mothers. The infusion also makes a great gargle for gum disorders or sore throats.

Caution: Fennel stimulates the uterus, so try to avoid high doses in pregnancy. Also people with sensitive skin may experience skin irritations from using the oil.