Mumbai: Fennel seeds popularly known as ‘saunf’, is well-liked in the Indian kitchen for its rich aroma, pleasant taste and multifarious culinary use. While savouring various delicacies that might have fennel seeds as one of the key ingredients, we seldom overlook the beneficial properties that can be associated with it.
Rahul Agarwal, CEO, Organic Harvest shared, “The understanding of ‘skincare essential’ means knowing exactly what your skin needs. If one has knowledge of the requirements of their skin, it becomes convenient for them to choose skin care ingredients wisely. And, many of these ingredients are readily available right in your kitchen like honey, amla, mint, tulsi, coconut oil, tamarind, including fennel seeds. These readily available kitchen ingredients are free from chemicals, easily accessible and effective that can be used as beauty regimens.”
While this super seed is known to accelerate the digestion process and prevent various gastric related issues, it has more to offer. Fennel seeds have also proven to be beneficial for both, skin and hair. It helps in blood purification and helps in the prevention of acne.
“Your skin will get detoxified with this miracle product as they flush out toxins from the body and soothes the skin,” shares Sargam Dhawan, Director, Planet Herbs Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. She further adds, “Hair woes are over as the antioxidants and anti-microbial properties in the fennel seeds help in treating dandruff, scalp itchiness, hair breakage and hair fall. With vitamin A, C and E, fennel seeds are proven to work wonders on the skin by reducing dark spots and wrinkles. ”
Here are some ways in which you can put fennel seeds to use into your beauty routine.
To improve your skin texture:
– Add a handful of fennel seeds to boiling water and allow it to cool down. Add a few drops of fennel essential oil to the mixture and then filter it. With the help of cotton ball dab it on the face for a toned and refreshed skin.
– Fennel seeds can also be used to enhance the skin texture. Add one a handful of fennel seeds to one lire of boiling water. Cover your face and neck with a towel, for a hot steam for five minutes. To clean the pores and for a glowing skin, this can be done twice a week.
To improve your hair health:
– Boil two cups of water and add fennel powder to it. For approximately fifteen minutes keep the solution aside. After you have shampooed and conditioned, use this solution as the last rinse. This will help prevent hair fall and breakage.