Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
Parts used: Seeds.
Constituents: Flavonoids; rutin, quercitin, Volatile oil, Coumarins, Tannins, resin, sterols, and 20% protein.
Vitamins: A, C, B2, Choline.
Minerals: potassium, sulphur, sodium.
Actions: Carminative, Aromatic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Galactagogue, Orexigenic, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Anti-microbial, Anti-obesity.
Colic, indigestion, bloating, flatulent dyspepsia, anorexia.
BHP Specific: Flatulence in infants.
Cystitis, Anuria, dysuria.
Lactation, breast lumps, amenorrhoea.
Reduces appetite and cravings for simple sugars.
Intestinal cramps, hiccoughs.
Coughs, bronchitis, removes excess mucous.
Increase the function of the spleen.
Externally for rheumatic and muscular pain, conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Herbal extract: 10-40mL per week.
Energetics: Cool, sweet, pungent. Dosha: VPK=.
Meridians: spleen, bladder, kidney.