In Ayurveda, Fennel Seeds are a symbol of longevity. Fennel Seeds are a common kitchen herb that is also a storehouse of good health, calming properties and a natural mood enhancer. Here are the 8 Organic Skin and Hair Benefits of Fennel Seed:
‘Anethole’ is one of the main active ingredients in Fennel Seed which is responsible for its anti-microbial properties. In laboratory conditions, it is proven that Fennel seeds can prevent the growth of bacteria like E.coli and Staphylococcus and molds like Candida, Aspergillus and Fusarium. Thus, it works as a great and effective cure for skin and scalp conditions such as Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Rosacea and Psoriasis.
With abundance in flavonoid components and other powerful antioxidants like caffeoylquinic acid, phenolics and quercetin, Fennel seeds works to supplement the production of antioxidant enzymes (such as superoxide dismutase) in our body. This makes it a free radical scavenging natural ingredient to remove negative elements from our body at the very cellular level. An increase in anti-oxidant action brings about an increased collagen activity for a healthier, detoxed and glowing skin.
Improved Hair Health
If you have problems like scalp itchiness and dandruff, hair breakage and hair fall, then the anti-oxidant and the anti-microbial properties of fennel seeds can come to your rescue. Fennel seeds along with Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar are known to prevent hair breakage and promote hair health.
Prevents Photoaging & Sunburn
Photoaging and skin cancer due to harmful UV rays can be well prevented with regular application of Organic Sunscreen that is infused with Fennel seed and other bioactive organics that are high in natural SPF factors, such as Zinc Oxide, Hemp seed Oil and Carrot Seed Oil. Fennel seed helps in blocking Melanogenesis (or UV induced Melanin Production) that can help reduce sunburn and photoaged skin.
Treats Hyperpigmentation and Blemishes
Trans-anethole in fennel seeds helps in lightening skin blemishes, especially tanning/hyperpigmentation that is caused by the sun. When applied topically in the correct concentration, it decreases the production of reactive oxygen species and increases the production of anti-oxidants such as Nrf2 and GSH that helps to restore healthier skin complexion without any side effects.
A study showed that Fennel seeds help in promoting collagen, elastin and TGF-Beta1 production – all of which are essential to reverse the signs of aging and help you get a wrinkle free skin. Limonene in Fennel seeds also accelerates the wound healing process and helps you get rid of scars, crow’s feet and frown lines.
This herb has been known since ages to decrease pain and cause mild sedative effect. In fact, the Magnesium content in Fennel seed is known to improve the quality and the duration of sleep. If you have an SBR (Sensitive/Blemished/Rosacea) type skin (or Pitta Ayurvedic Dosha) and experience frequent red skin outbreaks then fennel seeds can help to soothe your inflamed skin.
Rosmarinic and Chlorogenic Acid in Fennel Seed is known to treat allergic disorders such as Rosacea, Eczema and Skin Psoriasis. It also has free radical scavenging ability that suppresses the immunoglobin reaction to calm down the inflammatory responses against Rosacea causing Demodex Mites and other pathogenic microorganisms.
Nutritional Facts about Fennel Seed:
Vitamins (%DV per 100g) – Vitamin A (2%), Vitamin C (17%), Folate (6%), Niacin (3%), Riboflavin (2%), Vitamin B6 (2%), Pantothenic Acid (2%), Thiamine (1%).
Minerals (%DV per 100g) – Potassium (10%), Manganese (8%), Calcium (4%), Iron (4%), Magnesium (4%), Copper (3%), Phosphorous (4%), Sodium (2%), Zinc (1%) and Selenium (1%).
Others: Amino acids like Leucine, Phenylalanine and Tryptophan, Rosmarinic and Chlorogenic Acid, Phytoestrogen and Prolactin, Terpenes like Fenchone and Limonene, Flavonoids like Quercetin and Apigenin etc.
Now when you know what wonders Organic Fennel Seeds can do, it’s time to explore the best Fennel Seed infused products for restoring, detoxing, calming and conquering your damaged skin and hair problems.