The scientific name, description, medicinal action and uses of Fennel are as follows:
Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare). It is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses. (Part used: Seed)
- Fennel is known as a natural detoxifier. It will help relieve flatulence and colic while stimulating the digestion, acting as a diuretic and helping to detoxify the body.
- Fennel contains anethole which is known as anti-inflammatory and cancer cells suppressant.
- Treats irritable bowel syndrome and digestive ailments.
- Cures indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, foul breath and vomiting.
- Relieves gas and stomach acid and other painful stomach disorders.
- Controls cardiac problems and lowers high blood pressure.
- Normalizes the function of the kidneys, liver, and clears the lungs.
- Increases the flow of urine.
- Restores damaged liver cells that cause hepatitis and other liver disorders.
- Treats bronchial asthma and relieves congestion problems by loosing phlegm in the breathing passages.
- Dissolves fat deposits of the body and induces weight loss.
- Comparable to mefenamic acid for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.
- Stimulates milk production for nursing mothers.
- Good source of phosphorous, potassium, copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, magnessium and manganese.