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Saunf – Can fennel seeds keep my skin young and help me lose weight?

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Unsa Mohsin.

The answer is YES. Saunf (fennel) seeds have been used in Indian and Pakistani cuisine for a very long time. It is what gives our curries a distinct flavour, our rice a delicious aroma and our paan an amazing freshness. It’s a popular mouth freshener as well and that is why you will see saunf doled out to customers at the end of the meal at every traditional Indian restaurant. It’s safe to say, therefore, that saunf is all around you. However, you may not be aware of just how good it is for your health and – wait for it – your beauty regimen.

Here are some reasons why you should consider using saunf for your skin:

Anti-aging properties

Fennel seeds are rich in anti-oxidants such as kaemoferol and quercetin that prevent free radical damage on your skin. This helps prevent premature wrinkling and fine lines, therefore, making it easier for you to maintain a fresh, healthy glow.

Prevents acne

Saunf has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it an excellent agent to fight acne. It helps clear away the bacteria clogging pores and soothes skin by reducing inflammation.

For best results, use a fennel seeds face mask. Here’s how you can prepare it:

Crush fennel seeds with oatmeal and honey. Blend in a blender to have a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to affected areas and wash with cold water after twenty minutes. This mask is amazing for acne-prone skin because all three ingredients are known to fight against acne.

No more cellulite

Saunf has amazing effects on cellulite because of its diuretic properties. It is able to flush out fat and toxins from the tissue and has oestrogen-like compounds that stimulate collagen production.

Here’s how you can use fennel seeds to combat cellulite:

Crush fennel seeds into a paste with some water. Apply to the necessary areas. With regular application, you should see a remarkable difference in the appearance of your skin.

Great natural cleanser

Fennel seed water is amazing for your skin because it unclogs pores, removes dirt, dead cells, oil and sebum. Using saunf infused water can help you attain healthy, glowing skin in the most natural way.

Here’s how you can use saunf as a cleanser:

In a pan of hot water, add tsp of fennel seeds. Let the seeds stay in the water for 20-25 minutes and let it cool down. After the water has cooled down, add a few drops of fennel seed oil or tea tree oil. Store this mixture in a glass bottle and apply to your face two or three times a day.

Lose weight naturally

Saunf can help you lose weight because it increases metabolism. Regular intake of saunf can lead to a significant reduction in fat.

For best results, here’s what you can do:

In one litre of water, add one tsp fresh ginger power, half tsp cinnamon and one tsp of fennel seeds. Drink this daily for a few weeks to keep your weight in check.

Let us know in the comments below how saunf has helped your skin. If your acne is too severe, you can get a free online consultation with medical professionals on our app, available for download on Google Playstore and iOS Appstore.



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