Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sombu Tea/Fennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Theeneer/Perunjeeragam Tea/Snauf Tea -Benefits of Sombu/FennelSeeds


Hello friends,
Today, I am going to share a very healthy tea which my mom used to make for me in my school days – Sombu Tea. Sombu/Perunjeeragam/Fennel Seeds are spicy seeds with strong taste excellent aroma and taste and is widely used all over India in cooking. Fennel Seeds/Sombu increases the taste and aroma of the cooked food to a great extent. Not only the taste and aroma, but they have extremely great health benefits when included in our daily diet. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…



Benefits of Sombu/Fennel Seeds/Perunjeeragam

1. Helps Regulate Blood Pressure

Chewing fennel seeds increases the nitrite content in saliva, making it a great natural way to keep the blood pressure levels on control.  Fennel seeds are rich source of potassium which helps to control your heart rate and blood pressure.

2. Reduces Water Retention

Drinking fennel tea, regularly helps flush out excess fluids as it works as a diuretic. They help in removing toxins and reduce the risk of urinary tract problems.  They also help in stimulating perspiration

3. Fennel Tea for Constipation, Indigestion, IBS & Bloating [IBS –Irritable Bowel Syndrome]

Fennel tea helps in indigestion, bloating and constipation because of the oils found in these seeds. They also possess anti-inflammatory properties. For those suffering from IBS, the fennel seeds help in kick starting the digestion by promoting the production of gastric enzymes.

4. Fennel Tea for Women & Girls during Mensturation

When girls and women undergo stomach pain during menstruation and excess bleeding, this fennel tea gives a great relief. The fennel tea helps in boosting estrogen level during menstruation and helps in controlling the bleeding and reduces the stomach pain and leg pain.

5. Fennel Seeds Reduce Asthma Symptoms

Fennel seeds and their phytonutrients help clear sinuses. The fennel tea helps in clearing the sinus and reduces the asthma symptoms to a great extent.

6. Fennel Tea for Good Sleep

When people suffer from nerve pain, they will not be able to sleep properly and suffer from insomnia. When fennel seeds are included in daily food/diet, the magnesium present in fennel seeds helps in strengthening the nerves and helps in sleeping well.

7. Purifies Blood and Improves Eyesight

The essential oils and fiber in fennel seeds are very useful in flushing out toxins and sludge from our body and there by cleanses the blood. Fennel seeds contains Vitamin A which improves the eyesight.

8. Fennel Seeds & Ayurvedha

Fennel seeds reduce all 3 doshas [Vata, Pitha, Kapha]. The seeds have a cooling effect on the body. Consuming fennel tea during summer, helps in relieving the body heat. The oil found in fennel seeds is carminative in nature, hence it is used in massage blends, especially in Ayurveda to calm the nerves and promote mental clarity.

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Ingredients

To Roast & Grind
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
¼ cup

To Make Tea
Water
1 cup [240 ml]
Fennel Seeds Powder
1 ½ tsp
Panang Kalkandu
1 tsp
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Method

Heat a heavy bottomed pan and dry the fennel seeds.


Fennel seed will change to golden color with a wonderful aroma. Now switch off the stove.


Heat one cup of water in the stove, add 2 tsp of roasted fennel seeds and let it boil really well for about 5 minutes and switch off the stove.


Filter it to a tall glass, add panang kalkandu/naattu sarkkarai and enjoy.


Alternate Method

Add the roasted fennel seeds to mixer and grind it well. Store it in airtight container and use it whenever needed.

Heat 1 cup of water in a bowl, when it comes to boil add 1 ½ tsp of fennel seeds powder.

Let it boil really well for couple of minutes, now switch off the stove.

Filter it to tall glass.

Add panang kalakandu/brown sugar/Nattu Sarkkarai to it.
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