Fennel Seeds ( Saunf )

Scientific Name: Foeniculum Vulgare
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Fennel seed (سونف / saunf) is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb. Fennel seeds are mostly eaten after meals, as they aid digestion and also act as a mouth freshener.

Ingredient Name :

Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

Arabic Name : Raaziyaanaj, Shamaar, Shamra

Bengali Name : Marui, Panmauri

Chinese Name : Xiao hue xiang, Wooi heung, Hui xiang

English Name : Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Fenkel

French Name : Aneth doux, Fenouil

German Name : Gemeiner Fenchel, Fennekel, Fennichl, Fennkol

Gujarati Name : Variyali, Variari

Hindi Name : Saunf

Kannada Name : Badisopu, Doddasopu

Kashmiri Name : Badiyan

Latin name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

Marathi Name : Badishop

Persian Name : Raaziyaana, Raaziyaam

Punjabi Name : Saunf

Sanskrit Name : Madhurika, Mishreya, Shatapushpa

Urdu Name : Saunf, Badiyan

Recommended Dosage:

Fruit : 5 to 7 g; Oil : 0.1 to 0.6 ml.


The fruit is contraindicated during pregnancy. The essential oil should never be used during pregnancy or given to infants or toddlers.

Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Health Benefits

  1. Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

  2. Fennel seeds indeed contain numerous flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin. These compounds function as powerful antioxidants by removing harmful free radicals from the body thus offer protection from cancers, infection, aging and degenerative neurological diseases.

  3. Like in caraway, fennel seeds too are rich source of dietary fiber. 100 g seeds provide 39.8 g of fiber. Much of this roughage is metabolically inert insoluble fiber, which helps increase bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and easing constipation problems.

  4. In addition, dietary fibers bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decrease their re-absorption in colon. It thus helps lower serum LDL cholesterol levels. Together with flavonoid anti-oxidants, fiber composition of fennel helps protect the colon mucosa from cancers.

  5. Fennel seeds compose of health benefiting volatile essential oil compounds such as anethole, limonene, anisic aldehyde, pinene, myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, and cineole. These active principles in the fennel are known to have antioxidant, digestive, carminative, and anti-flatulent properties.

  6. Fennel seeds are concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

  7. Furthermore, fennel seeds indeed are the storehouse for many vital vitamins. Vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C as well as many B-complex vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and niacin particularly are concentrated in these seeds.

Medicinal Uses:

  1. Fennel has long been used as a remedy for flatulence and indigestion in traditional medicines.

  2. Fennel seed decoction or added as spice in food has been found to increase breast milk secretion in nursing mothers.

  3. Fennel water often is used in newborn babies to relieve colic pain and help aid digestion.

  4. Fennel seed oil is used to relieve coughs, bronchitis and as massage oil to cure joint pains.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bloating
  • Blood Impurities
  • Bronchitis
  • Catarrh
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Flatulence
  • Frigidity
  • General Debility
  • Gout
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperacidity
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Stone
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Laryngitis
  • Menopausal Changes
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Oedema
  • Phlegmatic
  • Cough
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Rheumatism
  • Sexual Debility
  • Sinusitis
  • Stomachache
  • Suppressed Post-partum Lactation
  • Under-developed Breasts
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness of Eyesight
  • Wheezing


The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Whole (ثآبت ), Powder (پیساھوا ), Grounded (کٹا ہوا)


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