Fennel is best known for its action on the digestive sphere, in cases of dyspepsia or flatulence in particular, but it can act on other levels. Its seeds are galactogogues, helping to promote lactation in lactating women. Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Part used: seeds.

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In case of' Aerophagia, bloating, flatulence

Consume preferably after meal(s).

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In case of' Difficult breastfeeding

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

Caraway, Nettle, Green Anise, Cumin, Fenugreek

In case of Colitis

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In case of Dyspepsia, Difficult digestion, Digestive disorders, Digestive spasms

Consume preferably after meal(s).

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

In case of Colic

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

In case of Fatty cough

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

Thyme, Lavender, Licorice, Eucalyptus, White horehound

In case of Cough, Sore throat

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 1 teaspoon of seeds per cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Gargling

Make an infusion or a diluted mother tincture. Let cool if necessary. Use the preparation as gargles.

Properties and active components

Properties

  • carminative
  • aperitif
  • digestive tonic
  • antispasmodic
  • antiseptic
  • expectorant (fenchone, anethole)
  • galactogogue
  • anti-inflammatory (flavonoids)

Active components

  • Essential oils: anethole, estragol, limonene, alpha-pinene, fenchone
  • Flavonoids
  • Sterols
  • Courmarins

Precautions for use

  • For pregnant women or for prolonged use, it is not recommended to exceed 7 g of Fennel seeds per day.
  • For the infant, limit yourself to 1 to 2 g of seeds and leave to infuse for 5 minutes then leave to cool or cool. Increase the dose with age.

Botanical

Fennel belongs to the family of Apiaceae. It is a herbaceous plant with smooth, ridged stems measuring 1 to 2 m high, bearing dark green leaves finely cut into strips and provided with a well-developed sheath. THE small yellow flowers form large umbels and bear fruit 1 cm long, elliptical diakenes with projecting ribs. The whitish main root is fusiform. The whole plant gives off an aniseed and sweet flavor. 

Originally from the Mediterranean basin, Fennel has developed in Central Europe, Western Asia and America. It is found in places arid or uneducated on limestone soil and along paths. The main world producer of Fennel, which also happens to be its main consumer, is theItaly. The ideal climate for growing Fennel is one mild climate

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