Fennel Seed Whole (Egypt)
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Fennel Seed Whole is a perennial, pleasant-smelling herb with yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout the world. Dried fennel seeds are often used in cooking as an anise-flavored spice. Fennel’s dried ripe seeds and oil are used to make medicine.
Fennel is 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, bedwetting, and visual problems.
Some women use fennel for increasing the flow of breast milk, promoting menstruation, easing the birthing process, and increasing sex drive.
Fennel powder is used as a poultice for snakebites.
In foods and beverages, fennel oil is used as a flavoring agent.
In other manufacturing processes, fennel oil is used as a flavoring agent in certain laxatives, and as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics.
Fennel might relax the colon and decrease respiratory tract secretions.
• Stomach upset and indigestion
• Gas and bloating
• Upper respiratory tract infection
Fennel Tea: For digestive symptoms fennel seed tea is made by crushing the seeds with a spoon to assist in releasing the aroma from the fennel seeds. Steep in water for five minutes. Strain out seeds and sweeten to taste.
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