Fennel Seeds {Foeniculum vulgare}

Fennel seeds are called Saunf in Ayurveda and are good for balancing Vata and Pitta.    Fennel seeds are a key ingredient in both Vata Tea and Pitta Tea.


Ayurvedic Characteristics and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balancing for Vata and Pitta
  2. Taste  – Sweet with some bitter
  3. Energetics –Cooling
  4. Main Action – General toner for the digestive system pparticularly enhancing digestive fire, without aggravating Pitta
  5. Other Uses – Carminative, Intellect, Vision, Heart function



Modern Research

  1. Alzheimer’s disease, Glaucoma, Heart disease, Arthritis (osteo- and rheumatoid), Cancer, Colic, High blood pressure, Antimicrobial