Legend: The ancient Chinese used Fennel to cure snake bites and has long been held in high esteem because it is said to encourage longevity, courage and strength. The Olympians and Roman Soldiers were feed Fennel seeds for long races and marches. During the Middle Ages the use of fennel was entwined with witchcraft and superstition. It was hung inside houses and churches with St John’s Wort to protect those inside against the devil.
Heal your Body: Sweet Fennel’s principal action is on the digestive system, used to relieve indigestion abdominal bloating, nausea, belching and flatulence. Invigorating to the kidneys and spleen, Fennel is a mild diuretic and lymphatic decongestant, helping rid the body of stagnant fluids and fats such as cellulite. Fennel is recommended for regulating the menstrual cycle, particularly if scanty or painful, also helpful to reduce symptoms caused by fluctuating hormone levels during menopause. Well known for increasing milk in nursing mothers and subduing colic. An excellent travellers remedy to reduce travel sickness and jet lag.
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Place of Origin: Hungary
Plant Part: Seeds
Colour: Light Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium-strong
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, liquorice-like aroma.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
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