Antioxidant Spice: Fennel
fennel

For centuries, fennel has been used in traditional medicine for treating colic, aiding digestion, easing sore throats, and as an appetite suppressant. Recent studies offer promising evidence that fennel may also have active anti-cancer components. The phytonutrient anethole found in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to aid in preventing cancerous behavior in cells.

References and Other Resources:

  1. Tsai, Tzung-Hsan et al., "Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Several Commonly Used Spices," Journal of Food Science, 2005, vol. 70, no1, pp. C93-C97 (37 ref.)
  2. Shakila, R.J., et al., "Inhibitory effect of spices on in vitro histamine production and histidine decarboxylase activity of Morganella morganii and on the biogenic amine formation in mackerel stored at 30 degrees C.," Z Lebensm Unters Forsch, 1996, 203:71-6
 
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