Fennel

Product Overview

Fennel was known by the ancient Greeks as ‘marathon’ and the famous ancient village from whence the long-distance runner run was named after the herb, which used to grow there in abundance. The word ‘marathon’ itself however derives from the Greek word ‘maraino’ which means ‘to grow thin’ and this was belived to be one of the wide-ranging digestive effects of consuming fennel.

Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare var.dulce
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Seeds

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What is it used for?

  • Fennel is used as a digestive aid, to relieve gas and bloating and the symptoms of IBS as well as abdominal cramps, water retention, heartburn and to boost the libido
  • Fennel is a mild appetite suppressant, especially when taken just before eating when it will also help with digestion and avoid indigestion
  • Some studies suggest Fennel has estrogenic properties and is used to relieve the symptoms of menopause or to help bring on menstruation

How to prepare

Fennel is an easy and fantastic addition to many dishes but for the best effect of the herb as a digestive aid simply chew on a teaspoon of seeds Drink as an infusion, add two teaspoons of bashed seeds to a cup of boiling water and steep for ten minutes and enjoy up to three times a day

Cautions

  • Do not give to any child under two years old
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing

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Latin Name

Foeniculum vulgare var.dulce

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