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Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgaris)

Medical Uses Traditionally, fennel has been used mainly to aid digestion, relieve stomach spasms, loosen coughs, freshen breath, and promote the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers. Fennel water has been given to infants to relieve colic. Fennel syrup and fennel honey have been used for upper respiratory infections in children. Historical Uses Fennel was a sacred herb in medieval times, and bunches of fennel were hung on doors to prevent the effects of witchcraft. Ancient Greeks thought that fennel gave them courage. The Greek meaning of fennel is “to grow thin”. In folklore, fennel seeds were used to promote milk flow, help calm colicky babies, suppress appetite, and aid digestion. Fennel has been used in India to aid digestion and freshen breath after eating. Growth Fennel is easy to grow from seed; it prefers warm soil with plenty of sun. Fennel: Part Used • Seeds Major Chemical Compounds • Volatile oil • Essential fatty acids • Flavonoids • Beta carotene • Vitamin C • Calcium • Iron Fennel: Clinical Uses Traditionally, fennel has been used mainly to aid digestion, relieve stomach spasms, loosen coughs, freshen breath, and promote the flow of breast milk in nursing Read more […]