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I am 22 week & have been taking fennel seeds for morning sickness from 10 - 12 weeks, without knowing its side effects. Is there any risk to my baby?

I am 22 week & have been taking fennel seeds for morning sickness from 10 - 12 weeks, without knowing its side effects. Is there any risk to my baby?

Start with this link: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-311-FENNEL.aspx?activeIngredientId=311&activeIngredientName=FENNEL There is a side effect tab in this link. Read this information. ...Read more

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Isit ok if i drink fennel seed three time a day during breastfeeding? Thanks

Isit ok if i drink fennel seed three time a day during breastfeeding? Thanks

Should be: Up to 7 grams of fennel seed is considered safe for adults, although there toxicity is not well established. Fennel is often used to promote breast feeding. There is a case report of a child having neurotoxicity (the brain was affected) from the mother drinking fennel seed tea. This was not permanent. I do not find any other sources that site concerns. ...Read more

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Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read more

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Do fennel seeds or aniseeds affect the birth control pill?

Do fennel seeds or aniseeds affect the birth control pill?

Both might interact: From webmd:"some birth control pills contain estrogen. Fennel might have some of the same effects as estrogen. But fennel isn't as strong as the estrogen in birth control pills. Taking fennel along with birth control pills might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.If you take birth control pills along with fennel, use an additional form of birth control such as a condom." see comment:. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old female and not married. If i eat fennel seed for estrogen hormone, can that cause any unwanted hair?

I am 26 years old female and not married. If i eat fennel seed for estrogen hormone, can that cause any unwanted hair?

Doubt it: I haven't heard of that, but why is a 26 year old eating anything special for estrogen? If you have ovaries then your body levels of estrogen should be fine. If you are having issues you should see your gyn. If you have had a hysterectomy + removal of ovaries, you should be followed for estrogen replacement anyhow. ...Read more

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Is it safe as a woman to use/take maca,fenugreek, dong quai and fennel seed. Especially maca ? Heard it helps with weight gain in butt and thighs

Is it safe as a woman to use/take maca,fenugreek, dong quai and fennel seed. Especially maca ? Heard it helps with weight gain in butt and thighs

Can't say for sure: Maca in particular can have hormonal effects. How this might effect hormonal balance is unclear. You really need to see a qualified herbalist/doctor to help you decide if this will be helpful or not. Weight gain and spot reducing is not likely. Healthy diet and regular exercise are the key. ...Read more

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I eat fennel seed. After 1 mnth have eye rash outer part of both eyes. Possible photosensitivity? Very itchy, painful. Spf 60, no help. What to take?

I eat fennel seed. After 1 mnth have eye rash outer part of both eyes. Possible photosensitivity? Very itchy, painful.  Spf 60, no help. What to take?

Prob allergy: You probably have developed an allergy. It could be eye makeup, eye lash color, face makeup or even foods etc. Many possibilities. First try it with no make up or if you must have make up use a hypo allergenic brand. ...Read more

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Can fennel seeds burn your mouth and tongue or is it the turmeric in my tea? I think it's fennel, they are natural cultural remedy for gasey stomach.

Can fennel seeds burn your mouth and tongue or is it the turmeric in my tea?  I think it's fennel, they are natural cultural remedy for gasey stomach.

Foeniculum vulgare: Precautions /risks when taking fennel (foeniculum vulgare): avoid in pregnancy or small children; avoid if allergic or known celery allergy; check sugar content if diabetic. Folk uses: dyspepsia, fullness, flatulence, stimulates GI motility or antispasmodic in high doses; secretolytic action in respiratory tract. It is always best to see your doctor however rather than self medicate ; suffer. ...Read more

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