Fennel – Organic

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Fennel you hear more for cooking/culinary purposes, but it has a long history of uses. Native of the Mediterranean region primarily Italy, France & Greece, now grown in the majority of the world. A part of ancient Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, & Greek medicine.

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Pliny (1st Century CE) recorded at least 22 uses, one being taken by Roman soldiers to stay healthy. In Greece it was named ‘Marathon’ as it grew prolifically near the village of Marathon, close to Athens. Pliny also believed that serpents ate and rubbed against fennel as it was able to improve their eyesight after shedding their skins. In the 13th Century it was used as an appetite suppressant. Puritans in U.S.A. would bring in their hanky filled with fennel seeds to nibble on to stave off hunger during long services. It was believed to ward off evil spirits, hung over doors of cottages to prevent witchcraft and was inserted into keyholes to protect from dwelling ghosts during Midsummers Eve.

It has been shown to be beneficial with the following conditions as well as actions:
Analgesic, antifungal action, anthelmintic, antihirsutism topically, antiinflammatory action, antiseptic properties, anorexia (improves digestion), appetite suppressant, asthma, breast milk production, catarrh (congestion) of the upper respiratory tract, colic, conjunctivitis, coughs, diarrhoea, digestive disorders, diuretic, earache, expectorant action, gout, headaches, irritated eyes, menstrual cramps, painful gas, parasites, sore eyes, stimulate menstruation, stomach cramps, toothache, tonsilitis, ulcers on the eyes, vomiting & worms.


Organic Fennel Foeniculum vulgare (seed)


Available in black kraft bags.

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