How many of you have suffered from bloating at one time or another for one reason or another? Next time instead of reaching for an over the counter remedy, open your spice cabinet and pull out the fennel seeds. Dry whole fennel seeds work the best because they contain all the natural ingredients to calm your stomach and reduce the bloating. Simply chew or grind 1 TBS of dry fennel seeds and swallow. Follow with 8 oz. of water to allow the fennel to breakdown faster in your stomach. Not sounding appealing? Another option is to use the freshly ground fennel to brew hot or iced tea. Simply pour 8 oz of hot water over the ground fennel seeds and let steep for 6 minutes. Discard the seed shells and sip tea to relieve symptoms. Because it is a natural solution, it can be repeated every 30 minutes until the bloating and stomach pain subsides. Works really well so next time give it a try.