Botanical Name – Foeniculum vulgare

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Energetics: warm, moist, relaxant

Taste: aromatic, pungent, sweet

Parts used: seeds

Affinities: digestive system

Actions: carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, antispasmodic, galactagogue, anti-catarrhal, diuretic

Preparations: tea, tincture, food

Cautions: Generally regarded as safe for all ages.

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Fennel is a warming herb that helps slow, sluggish digestion. It helps to dispel gas and bloating and is useful for colic in children.
  • Helps the body process and digest fat so is a particularly useful herb when creating fatty meals.
  • It helps improve liver function and is useful for gout and jaundice.
  • It thins mucus making it easier dispel which is useful for bronchitis and colds as well as IBS when there is a lot of mucus present in the digestive system.


**This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. It is for educational purposes only.

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