Fennel seeds are very effective for digestive problems. These can be chewed upon or had as a tea decoction for beneficial effects upon the stomach. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.
They can be had post meal as they act as a natural mouth freshener.
Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and also has diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial effects.