Name: Foeniculum offinale All -
Foeniculum vulgare Miller
is a tall Plant of the umbel family, with
feathery blue-green leaves and yellow flowers.
It is a stout, strongly scented perennial
plant with erect stems. The striated stems
are solid 4-6 feet long, becoming hollow
with age. Its light green and aromatic seeds
are used to flavor foods and medicines.
Fennel is an old reliable household remedy
used as an herbal remedy to aid digestion.
Fennel is a thoroughly tried remedy for
gas, acid stomach and spasms. Spasms in
the digestive tract are relaxed by the effective
carminative properties of the Fennel. Its
also helps in relieving excess abdominal
wind, it aids in bringing about a reduction
in colic and in reducing the discomfort
of hiccoughs. Its sprinkled on food will
prevent gas in the stomach and bowels. Fennel
used make into a tea is given for snake
bites, fever, insect bites, backache, toothache,
obesity, blood purifier, or food poisoning.
Good for jaundice when the liver is obstructed
or to improve appetite. It is Excellent
for obesity. Increases the flow of urine
and increases menstrual flow.
Fennel seeds are also used to flavor bread,
cakes, pastries, cookies, soups, stews,
sweets and pickles.
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