Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)

Parts used

Seeds

Properties

Anorectic, antacid, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, estrogenic, expectorant, galactagogue, sedative (children), stimulant

Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)

Primary nutrients

Calcium, magnesium, niacin, potassium, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, C, B1 and B2

Fennel helps with weight reduction by suppressing the appetite. It aids in stabilizing the nervous system and may be used as a sedative for small children. Fennel is used to expel phlegm from the throat, eliminate toxins from the body and purity the blood. It is known to fortify the immune system and to be good for the eyes. Fennel also aids digestion, improves night vision, relieves gas, expels worms, improves the production and quality of milk in nursing mothers and cleans the bladder and liver. Fennel has been used to stimulate menstruation. It helps to soothe the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, aiding in digestion and related problems.

Fennel contains essential oils similar in composition to catnip and peppermint.

Primary Applications

Abdominal cramps
Colic
Gas
Gastric disorders
Indigestion
Intestinal problems
Weight-related conditions

Secondary Applications

Appetite, excessive
Asthma
Constipation
Convulsions
Coughs
Cramps, uterine
Gout
Kidney ailments
Lactation, absent
Liver disorders
Lung disorders
Nervous disorders

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