Shorts: Bitter Fennel ease indigestion


Happy New Year.

In Physica, her classic work on health and healing, Saint Hildegard of Bingen wrote this:

Eaten daily on an empty stomach, they reduce mucus and all rottenness, take away halitosis and clear the eyes … whoever eats fried meat, fried fish or anything else fried, and suffer pain from it, should eat fennel or fennel seeds and will have less pain.

This is exactly what I did during the past week with all the oily and calorie rich foods consumed during Chinese New Year week. Bitter fennel tablets chewed or taken orally before a ‘rich meal’ made my stomach happy.

Many of us suffer from chronic flatulence and bloated stomachs after eating a rich meal. Flatulence and bloating after eating result from the incomplete breakdown of food. Flatulence may also be due to an imbalance in the body’s gut flora.Fennel helps to deal with flatulence, dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome. Besides, it is good for the liver and improves one’s vision if taken over a period of time.



About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website
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