The easiest preparation is to boil them in water and make a tea. We can drink this beverage for several situations like to ease digestive problems, cleansing of the body, to remove bad breath.
Use to flavour fish, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as breads and chutneys.
You can also chew the whole seeds as a breath-freshener, and they're believed to aid digestion, too.
An eyewash can relieve tired, irritated and strained eyes. It has long been believed that a concoction from fennel seeds can improve the eyesight when applied in the eye area.
It has also been long thought that fennel seeds can help with weight-loss and obesity, as chewing on the seeds can suppress hunger.
Add to soft cheese and spread on bread.
Use the seeds when making bread or biscuits.
Use in sausage mixtures.
Add to curries.
Use in Italian-style pasta sauces.
Use in pickling solutions.
Use in a marinade for meat, fish or vegetables.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FENNEL SEEDS(per 100gm)
It can decrease all Doshas as per Ayurveda and be used as a digestive tonic and a mild laxative. It should be steeped but not cooked else it will lose its active ingredients.