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Fennel

plant member of the carrot family

Fennel

Other Name(s):

Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare is native to the Mediterranean but has spread far-and-wide across the planet. It thrives in sunny areas with mild temperatures and is considered a cool-season crop. It’s quite frost resistant and doesn’t require much water, needing a minimum of just 400 mm annually. The optimum fertiliser for growing fennel is farmyard manure.

Is Fennel Faithful to Nature?

Yes.

Fennel is a natural ingredient which can be grown, harvested and processed without harming the environment. It has a long history of traditional use and some remarkable benefits.

Benefits: Why is Fennel Used?

Naturally Calming

Fennel tea may assist deep, restful sleep.

Supports Elimination

Fennel may help to improve digestion and assist healthy elimination.

Strong Flavour

Fennel fruit and seeds both have a strong anise taste and fragrance.

Anti-Inflammatory

Fennel is high in vitamin c and quercetin both powerful anti-oxidants which can help fight inflammation and five you a glowing complexion.

Fennel can be found as single ingredient spices, teas, health supplements, and essential oil.

Fennel Seeds are harvested from the mature Foeniculum vulgare while the seeds are still green. After this they are easily separated from the plant, cleaned and packed into storage. The seeds can be crushed further for making teas, essential oils and so on.

Fennel is a great plant to consume while breastfeeding, it stimulates milk flow and give the milk a sweet taste

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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