Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)
Anorectic, antacid, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, estrogenic, expectorant, galactagogue, sedative (children), stimulant
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.
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