Scientific Name - Foeniculum vulgare
Properties - Carminative, diuretic, appetite suppressant, decongestant, calmative, aromatic
Common Uses - Make tea from the seeds, use seeds and leaves in cooking or fresh in salads. Historically considered an appetite suppressant for those who wanted to lose weight.
Parts Used - Leaves, seeds
Locating & Handling - May be found in the grocery store, in the fresh herbs area, and as dried leaves and seeds in the spice area.
Caution - Oil may cause allergic reactions for people with sensitive skin.
Origin - Native to Mediterranean area. Used in ancient Greece and Rome.