Name (common): Fennel

Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare

 

General descriptions:

Fennel is native to the Mediterranean region and is popularly used cooking. It has a mild licorice flavor and celery-like texture. It is a good source of potassium. It is generally the seeds that are used for their therapeutic benefits.

 

Functions and general science:

Traditionally fennel seeds are used as a digestive, helping to ease bloating and flatulence.  They are also commonly used and thought to be effective for congestion in the respiratory tract, helping to relieve coughs and expectorate mucous.

 

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The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.