Fennel for Cellulite

FennelSeedA pretty perennial herb with small yellow flowers, fennel is related to the herb parsley and its seeds are used as a spice. Traditional folk medicine recommended its use for cellulite, possibly due to its known anti-inflammatory properties.12

However, extracts of fennel are also mildly estrogenic.12 Experts have speculated that estrogen may influence the formation of cellulite since it promotes the replication of fat cells.1

  • Suggested dosage: Add 2-6 teaspoons of fennel seed to your salad, or try 1-2 teaspoons of crushed seeds added to warm water.12
  • Precautions: Pregnant and/or nursing women should avoid using the essential oils of fennel.12

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