Fennel plant, having the botanical name Foeniculum vulgare, is a hardy, perennial, herbaceous flo...
Fennel plant, having the botanical name Foeniculum vulgare, is a hardy, perennial, herbaceous flowering plant from the family Apiaceae, commonly known as the celery, parsley, or carrot family. Similar to most other species of its family, the herb is aromatic and flavorful and hence, is widely used in the culinary world. Although the leaves of fennel plant and certain parts of stem are also consumed in some parts of the world, its fruit, strangely called fennel seed, is most commonly used in foods. Fennel seeds also offer a wide range of health benefits.
Parts Used: Seed Certified Organic Country of Origin: Egypt
Benefits and Uses
Lower blood sugar level
Relive gas and bloating
As a mouth freshener
Fennel Seed is the source of:
Fennel was one of the nine herbs Anglo-Saxons used to fight against the nine core causes of all diseases. In China, powdered fennel seeds were used for snakebites. Throughout history, it was also used for a range of digestive, endocrine, respiratory, and reproductive issues. Raw fennel seeds are also commonly used as mouth freshener.
The use of fennel seeds as digestive aid is still prevalent. They’re great for indigestion, bloating, and gas. Research has also shown that fennel has calming effects on smooth muscles. It can also help improve the supply of milk in lactating mothers.
The botanical name of the fennel plant - Foeniculum – is derived from the Latin word foeniculum, which refers to its traditional use to increase the quantity and fat content in goat milk.
Roman warriors consume fennel seeds to gain courage. During the Middle Ages, fennel plant was believed to have protective powers against evil spirits. It was a tradition to hang fennel leaves over the doors on Midsummer’s eve to ward off evil spirits from one’ house.
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