Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Fennel

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.


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