Fennel and CIDP
Fennel not only tastes amazing, but it contains powerful components that may help CIDP and possibly reduce pain.
By Shiraz Abbas
I’ve been writing quite a bit about various foods that can be of benefit to your CIDP pain. Remember there isn’t just one food that can help, but a whole host of foods that are beneficial to inflammatory autoimmune diseases like CIDP. Fennel is just one of them.
Fennel both as a leaf and in its seed form is used in a variety of dishes inWestern and non-Western. Fennel is an anti-inflammatory food that can help with inflammatory diseases like CIDP. Fennell contains an oil called “anethole” which is a compound that helps fight inflammation in the body. Anethole fight inflammation by prevent NF-kappaB which is a culprit in bringing about inflammation which is connected to autoimmune diseases in the body.
Fennel also has another important property: it contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body that can bring about inflammation. There is also another possible benefit to fennel in that it may help with neuropathy pain. Fennel has been associated with a reduction in pain for women with dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) and may therefore have some potential benefits for other kinds of pain.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.