It is the tiny seeds of
fennel that are the most potent and medicinal. These have been used for thousands of years
to treat colic and to increase lactation in nursing mothers.
Fennel has many uses and
the root is also eaten as a vegetable. The powdered form of the plant may also be used as
a flea powder. This herb may help digestion, rid the body of gas and bloating and can be
used externally for the eyes, as well as having many other uses.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
problems, gas, diarrhoea.
insufficient milk in
aids the proper
functioning of the kidneys, liver and spleen
reputed to be beneficial
for chemotherapy patients.
Apply externally for:
Fennel oil, used for
inflamed joints, may cause a rash. Stop using the herb if this occurs.
Do not consume the oil; it
can cause nausea, vomiting, and seizures. Call your doctor immediately.
Do not use fennel if you
are pregnant or if you can't use birth-control pills.
Do not take fennel if you
have a history of alcoholism, hepatitis, liver disease, abnormal blood clotting.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Over the counter:..
Available in dry form, oil, and tinctures.