Fennel contains phytoestrogens, which makes this a useful plant in easing the symptoms of menopause.
This licorice-flavored veggie keeps good company, being in the same family as carrots and parsley, containing almost identical nutritional qualities as the more common celery. In fact, fennel looks like a fat celery plant with feathers, and has the same pleasant, crunchy, striated stems with an added unique aromatic taste.
Even though this interesting vegetable may not be common dinner fare, the use of fennel as a medicinal plant goes far back in history. Traditionally, fennel was grown throughout Europe and was used to alleviate digestive ailments. The Greeks respected this plant so much that their mythology says that fennel stocks had the ability to impart knowledge from the gods to men.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Fennel Juice
Eases The Symptoms Of Menopause
Relief from Intestinal Cramps
Fennel Juice Nutrition
Fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, and fiber when eaten, and is also a good source of magnesium, iron, calcium, and niacin.
Fennel Juice is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin C
- Folate Acid
- Fibre (when eaten)
Fennel Juice is a good source of:
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Fennel Juice
Herbalists commonly use fennel to treat digestive disorders, relieve intestinal cramps, a carminative (relieving excess gas), and to soothe stomach pain. Fennel contains phytoestrogens, which makes this a useful plant in easing the symptoms of menopause. The volatile oil in fennel is called anethole, and early studies are showing anethole to be an anti-inflammatory and effective in cancer prevention.
Preparing for Juicing
The entire plant can be juiced. Rinse and cut into hopper-sized pieces.
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Fennel Juice Tips
Fennel is a great addition to add zip to many veggie juices, but don’t get too enthusiastic. Not everyone will appreciate the clean licorice flavor; so, just like other stronger tasting vegetables; it’s good to start light so taste buds have time to adjust.
Picking Perfect Produce
Look for fennel with both stems and bulb attached. The plant should be white or pale green and, just like celery, the stalks firm and crisp. Fresh fennel will have a fragrant aroma of anise or licorice.
Storing Your Produce
Will keep in the refrigerator for one week.
Can mix well with any veggie juice combination to add a fresh anise taste.