Child care

Anise Seed Water for Babies

There are various other names for anise seeds like Aniseed or Pimpernel seeds which are obtained from Pimpinella anisum, belonging to parsley family. Anise seeds are used in various cuisines throughout the world and is used in liqueurs. These seeds are gray brown in color and have a licorice like flavor, which makes it a favorite ingredient in cookies, cakes and sweet breads etc. Anise seeds for babies are highly beneficial as these are an effective cure for various digestive including colic problems. This article throws light on various benefits of anise seeds for babies, read on for more information.

Anise Seed Water Uses for Colic Babies

  • At some point, babies will have severe gain due to gas. Giving gripe water containing anise seeds to babies may be a possible treatment.  Discuss with your physician.
  • Anise water has been used to treat stomach problems in babies for ages. Anise seed water is gentle on the stomach and can relieve pain caused by gas. This water also helps cure hiccups.

To prepare anise seeds water at home, you need the following ingredients:

  • Anise seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Water – 2 cups

Recipe:

  • Slightly crush anise seeds.
  • Add anise powder to water in a bowl and bring it to boil for approx 10 minutes.
  • Now, strain this infusion and let the anise water to cool down.

This infusion can be stored in refrigerator for 3 days.  Administer drips using a medicine dropper. Infants under the age group of six months should be administered 2 to 3 drops of anise seeds water at every 3 to 4 hours.

Anise Seed Water for Hiccups Remedy in Babies

  • Hiccups are caused due to the contraction of diaphragm muscles in the chest.
  • Occurrence of hiccups is a quite normal scene in babies.
  • Hiccups can be caused due to swallowing of large amount of air while feeding.
  • Patting on baby’s back and providing him with gripe water can help relieve this painful condition. But, giving anise seed water is also an effective remedy for hiccups.
  • The recipe discussed in this article can be given to baby to stop hiccups.

Health Benefits of Anise Seeds

Various important health benefits of anise seeds are as follows:

  • The health benefits of anise seeds include anti parasitic properties, which makes it an effective remedy for various digestive problems.
  • Anise seed water are helpful in relieving coughing and chest congestion.
  • Anise seed water is also helpful in relieving toothache and menstrual cramps.
  • This sweet tasting recipe has an antiseptic and warming effect on the upper respiratory tract and also relieves runny secretions.
  • In nursing mothers, anise seeds help stimulate milk production by raising the prolactin levels.
  • Colicky babies with digestive problems can be fed with anise seed water to reduce stomach flatulence and it also encourages the secretion of excess digestive fluids.

Consult your doctor before using anise seed water for treatment of other ailments.

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