Fennel Seeds


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Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel is a perennial, pleasant-smelling herb with yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean, but nowadays is cultivated worldwide. Its seeds are used in cooking and for their health benefits, since ancient times. Fennel seeds are used extensively in the Mediterranean and Indian cuisines. Ancient Greek doctor Dioscorides was the first who mentioned the beneficial properties of fennel seeds.

Fennel seeds are used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas, bloating, loss of appetite and colic in infants. It is also used for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, cholera, backache, bed-wetting and visual problems.

Fennel seeds are used in distillery to give their flavor to the final product. Moreover, they are ideal for fish, shellfish, vegetables and pastries. The use of fennel seeds in cooking can literally change your whole dish.

Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds

Learn AboutFennel SeedsBenefits Health Benefits   Swelling of the colon (colitis). Early research suggests that taking an herbal combination of fennel, dandelion, St. John’s wort, lemon balm and calendula can reduce pain along the large intestine in people with swelling of the colon. Drinking a tea containing fennel for one month can reduce constipation in [...]

Mythology – Fennel Seeds

Learn AboutFennel SeedsMythology This herb has quite a lively history within Roman and Greek mythology and has been used throughout the ages for a large variety of purposes by these groups of people. The Ancient Greek people called the fennel plant “marathon”, which means "grow thin" and reflects the belief in its ability to suppress [...]

Side Effects of Fennel Seeds

Learn AboutFennelSide Effects Fennel is likely safe when taken by mouth in the amounts commonly found in food. For the most part, there is not enough evidence to know whether it is safe for adults when used in medicinal amounts. Some people can have allergic skin reactions to fennel. People who are allergic to plants [...]

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