This recipe is helpful for gas and bloating in the colon. It also:
Enhances digestive fires
* Simultaneously balances Pitta in mind and body.
* Has a special Anuloma effect, restoring proper flow of Vata (Apana)
* Helps create a feeling of comfort in the stomach
50/50 Raw and Toasted Fennel Seeds
Spread 50% of the fennel seeds in a dry pan. Toast on a low heat until slightly brown. Remove from the heat and let cool. Mix with equal amount of raw seeds. Seal in an airtight container and store away from direct sunlight.
Use the freshest fennel possible. Always store in an airtight container for up to five days maximum. Do not refrigerate. Make sure the fennel you by is totally clean - Sometimes raw fennel can have rough thorny husks when purchased from Indian import stores. To remove these: rub the toasted seeds roughly between your hands.