It is a greenish-brown, small oval seed from a plant in the parsley family. It is a cooling and sweet-smelling herb that is used in different cooking preparations as well. It is eaten for its carminative and digestive properties and is regularly served at the end of a meal as a mouth freshener. It creates enjoyable odour and enhances the flavor it is added to the stuffs you use.
Fennel seeds are considered quite useful for relieving various ailments, ranging from congestion and stomach gas to asthma and diabetes. The seeds contain powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants, the most potent of them being anethole, which makes them highly nutritious and powerful. Also called semillas de hinojo in Spanish, graines de fenouil in French, and budhur alfianal in Arabic, the seeds are too beneficial to ignore.