Fennel seeds have long been used to fight hunger pangs by those on diets.
They can be put into broths, or taken as a herbal tea before a meal. They help you digest the food, and prevent the forming of gases and wind in the stomach. Therefore, no uncomfortable bloating in the gastrointestinal tract, which is a very common complaint in these times of rushed food often from the nearest take-away.
The cold fennel seed tea is very soothing on tired blood shot eyes.
Fennel seeds have been used in the treatment of gallstones.