Whether it is possible fennel during pregnancy"

Whether it is possible fennel during pregnancy"

Today we do not represent many dishes without fennel — the odorous grass impacting them refined relish and aroma. Except giving to dishes of special taste and a smell, fennel is also valuable the chemical composition and useful properties, in particular, vasoconstrictive, diuretic, calming, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Whether it is useful to pregnant women, we suggest to understand this material.

Advantage of fennel at pregnancy

The use of this grass in the early stages of pregnancy is useful as allows to strengthen the immune system weakened during this period, to fill up an organism with necessary vitamins and minerals, to appease emetic desires at toxicosis, to return the gone appetite and to eliminate locks.

It is proved that fennel has the following positive effect on a human body:

well influences work of a digestive tract, in particular, strengthens office of a secret glands, motility of intestines, increases appetite, improves a metabolism, eliminates gas generation;

saves from insomnia;

calms nervous system;

removes spasms;

reduces arterial blood pressure;

renders vetro-, urine - and bile-expelling actions;

has cumulative anti-inflammatory effect;

expands vessels and is prophylactic from development of a varicosity;

improves work of kidneys;

normalizes work of a liver;

has expectorant effect;

saturates with the folic acid necessary for formation of a brain and a nervous tube at a fruit.

Whether you know? Ancient people knew of useful properties of fennel still — with the medical purposes it was used by about 5 thousand years ago in Ancient Greece and Rome. Doctors prepared from it medicines, and Romans and Egyptians applied a grass to decoration of the dwellings. Began to cultivate a plant since the X century.

As it is correct to use

Both in cookery, and in traditional medicine apply greens and seeds of fennel. Greens are used most often for preparation of dishes, and by seeds — for the purpose of receiving medical broths and tinctures.


In traditional medicine there is a set of recipes from various illnesses on the basis of dill fruits and essential oil, but opinion on safety of the regular use of dill means ambiguous. In the 1st trimester at attacks of nausea it is possible to chew several seeds in a mouth. Gynecologists sometimes, in case of lack of contraindications, advise the patients to drink means from fennel seeds for elimination of hypostases in the 3rd trimester.

In cookery the seeds add instead of salt to dishes. It should be noted to those pregnant women, it is recommended to them to reduce the number of consumption of NaCl because of hypostases. Also seeds are added:

  • at baking of bread;
  • in cheese;
  • soups;
  • fish;
  • pickles;
  • salads;
  • the vegetable baked and stewed dishes.

Learn, than are useful and how to use fennel seeds in the medical purposes.

If you love boiled potatoes, then to you, undoubtedly, it is necessary on temper the following recipe:

  1. To boil potato.
  2. To water it with sour cream.
  3. To strew with dill seeds.

This dish tasty as in hot, and cold.

As pregnant women need to use a lot of cellulose, to them the salad made according to such recipe will be very useful:

  1. To take on 1/4 teaspoons of seeds of fennel, sesame, caraway seeds, 1/2 teaspoons of a coriander and to pound in a mortar.
  2. In small capacity to pour in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of juice of a lemon, to add 1 teaspoon of honey.
  3. To mix gas station and spices.
  4. To wash and cut an arugula bunch, 1 cucumber (half rings), 1 tomato (pieces), a bulb half (thin rings). It is possible to add a small amount of paprika.
  5. To water the cut vegetables and greens with gas station.
  6. To strew with 1 tablespoon of pine nuts.


Greens of fennel can be added to dishes. Undoubtedly, it improves their taste and gives appetizing aroma. It is domeshivat in salads, first courses, garnishes.

Important! At consumption of fennel without its heat treatment it is necessary to wash well. Poor washed up plant is capable to become a source of development of helminthosis.

We chose for you the recipe of gentle steam cutlets from vegetable marrows:

  1. Two vegetable marrows to peel, grate, to salt and leave slightly for 5–10 minutes.
  2. To enter 1 egg, 50 g of flour, 100 g of the wiped cottage cheese, small cut fennel greens (10 g). It is good to mix ingredients.
  3. To warm a frying pan.
  4. To spread weight a spoon on a frying pan and to fry from two parties.
  5. To give warm with the kefir mixed with the crushed fennel greens (5 g).

Medicinal properties of broth from fennel

Broth is used:

  • for disposal of hypostases;
  • from problems with digestion;
  • from locks;
  • for clarification from slags;
  • for pressure decrease;
  • at cystitis, cold and bronchitis;
  • also it is accepted for strengthening of sokratitelny activity of a uterus if at the woman the tightening of the beginning of patrimonial activity is observed.

It is possible or is impossible to accept dill broth of the pregnant woman, in each individual case the doctor has to solve.

Read also, than parsley broth is useful.

Journal of Herbal Medicine placed on the pages the report of staff of faculty of nurse and obstetric business of University of Medical Sciences (Tehran) in which it was claimed that dill seeds and means on their basis help to pass easier to childbirth and reduce intensity of pains at a natural rodorazresheniye.

At hypostases

For disposal of puffiness broth can be used both internally, and externally in the form of lotions.

Broth preparation:

  1. To fill in one big spoon of seeds with a glass of boiled water.
  2. Then to boil solution on weak fire of 10 minutes.
  3. To filter and to cool a little.

Broth is drunk by 3 times, fresh on 100 ml, a day. Usually doctors recommend to use it for 2–3 days, and then to take a small break.

If there is puffiness of the person, then it is possible to do lotions.

For this purpose:

  1. Mix seeds of fennel and the crushed mint leaves in a proportion 1 to 2.
  2. Mix is filled in with a glass of water, brought to boiling and cooked 10 minutes.
  3. In the cooled-down broth moisten cotton tampons and put them to eyes for 10 minutes.

At face care use: mint, red mountain ash, St. John's wort, carnation and also oils of sprouts of wheat, grape seeds, dogrose, peach and avocado.

Such means can use for elimination of hypostases which develop periodically. If a problem constant, then it is necessary to look for the serious reason in an organism. To get rid of hypostases, except the use of dill means, it is necessary to limit salt consumption, to have a rest, wear more free clothes and shoes.

It is important! If the pregnant woman has problems with puffiness, then only the gynecologist who observes pregnancy can prescribe means on the basis of fennel to it. Independently to itself such medicines to appoint strictly forbidden.

At cold and bronchitis

Dill broth is used as expectorant means.

Recipe of its preparation:

  1. The small spoon of seeds is filled in by 0.3 l of purified water and place on a water bath where boil 10 minutes.
  2. Further remove from fire and insist 30 minutes.
  3. After filtering add to broth 50 ml of milk and a small spoon of honey.

Drink on a third of a glass 3 times a day in 20 minutes before beginning to eat food.

At cystitis

For treatment of cystitis broth can be prepared from seeds and greens:

  1. The first recipe means cooking of a big spoon of seeds in 200 ml of water for 10 minutes on weak fire. The received means is drunk in the small portions throughout the day.
  2. For the second recipe it will be required to crush stalks, leaves and seeds, 3 big spoons of raw materials to fill in with boiled water, to place on a steam bath, where to weary a quarter of hour. After cooling to drink broth on 60 ml before food for 7–10 days.

Whether you know? In the ancient time the smell of fennel was equated to a smell of roses. The grass was used for production of bouquets for darlings. The famous poets sang of fragrance of a plant in the works.

Contraindications and harm

The majority of sources and physicians claim that harm of the pregnant woman and to a fruit can put fennel only in case of the excessive use.

This grass is not included into the list abortive, strengthening toxicosis, influencing a fruit, breaking a hormonal background. It is ranked as the herbs influencing work of kidneys which need to be used at pregnancy with care. The excessive use of a grass (it is more than 1 bunch of greens in day) leads to such negative manifestations as:

  • nausea;
  • dizziness;
  • breakdown;
  • temporary decrease in sight;
  • premature patrimonial activity.

Also it is contraindicated to women for whom is available to use fennel:

  • pregnancy failure threat;
  • the raised uterus tone;
  • tendency to the lowered pressure;
  • problems with kidneys;
  • anemia with the use of ferriferous medicines (kempferol, contained in fennel, reduces absorbability of iron).

Thus, fennel is very useful to the pregnant woman's organism. However women in situation should be careful and to use it moderately. Self-treatment at pregnancy is strictly forbidden.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team