Fennel is a perennial plant, native to Mediterranean. Nowadays it is cultivated in many parts of the world, although, in many dry regions, especially in the seashores and riverbanks, fennel grows wild. It belongs to Foeniculum genus, Apiaceae family. The leaves of the plant are feathery, the flowers are yellow.

The leaves and fruit of fennel are very aromatic and are used in culinary. The bulb of the fennel is also used in culinary. Perhaps you have heard about the fennel salad, the key component of which is the sliced fennel bulb. Dried seeds of fennel are also used as a spice. Enjoy the wonderful taste of fennel tea, cooking it will take 10-15. You will need fennel seeds and boiling water. Steep the tea for about 10-15 minutes and serve.

In cosmetics fennel used as a flavoring component.

Fennel herb is also used to make medicine. Let’s see what the benefits of fennel are. It is used for:

  • flatulence;
  • colic;
  • heartburn;
  • loss of appetite;
  • bloating;
  • intestinal gas;
  • hypertension;
  • eyesight problems;
  • glaucoma;
  • cough;
  • bronchitis;
  • backache;
  • cholera;
  • bedwetting;
  • slow milk flow;
  • snakebites.

Fennel is safe in food and medicinal amounts for most of adults. If you are sensitive to carrot, celery or mugwort, you may possible have an allergic reaction to fennel. Breast-feeding and pregnant women are recommended to consult their healthcare provider, before using fennel.

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