Fennel Seeds contain sweet, bitter and pungent tastes. They warm digestion, alleviate intestinal spasms and redirect the flow of vata downwards. Fennel water is used for colic in babies.
Gas and Flatulence – Every person at some time or another gets gas or disturbances in the colon. If vata increases in the colon due to eating vata aggravating foods, cold weather, anxiety, insomnia, gases may build up. Also any foods eaten go through a slight fermentation process in the gut, which produces gas. These gases create flatulence, distension and discomfort. Here is an effective way to control flatulence.
Prepare a mixture of roasted cumin, fennel and ajwan seeds in equal proportions. After each meal take about 1/2 to 1 tsp of this mixture, chew well and swallow with 1/3 cup of warm water.