Foeniculum vulgare / Fennel Seed Capsules
£5.40 – £37.80
Milled Fennel Seed contained in size ‘0’ Vegetable Cellulose Capsules. Sold in Bags of 1000 Capsules.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe.
Fennel is widely cultivated, both in its native range and elsewhere, for its edible, strongly flavored leaves and fruits. Its aniseed flavor comes from anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise and star anise, and its taste and aroma are similar to theirs, though usually not as strong.
Fennel has become naturalized along roadsides, in pastures, and in other open sites in many regions, including northern Europe, the United States, southern Canada, and much of Asia and Australia. It propagates well by seed, and is considered an invasive species and a weed in Australia and the United States.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anaemia – Fennel is used as a natural treatment for anemia. Fennel contains iron and histidine, an amino acid found in fennel. Histidine stimulates the production of hemoglobin and other components of the blood.
Antidepressant – It is believed to be helpful as a natural treatment for amenhorrea, anxiety and depression.
Anti-microbial – Fennel is used as an herbal treatment for diarrhoea caused by bacterial action.
Antispasmodic – used for digestive disorders and it has been used traditionally as a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gout, motion sickness, cramps, and spasms.
Carminative – Fennel acts as an excellent digestive aid to relieve abdominal cramps, gas and bloating.
Diuretic – Fennel has a diuretic effect, which increases the amount and frequency of urination, which is thought to help remove toxic substances from the body.
Estrogenic – Women who are going through menopause or are experiencing menstrual problems may benefit from the estrogenic properties of fennel. It has a balancing effect on the female reproductive system and increases the flow of body energy.
Respiratory – Fennel is thought to be an effective herbal remedy for respiratory congestion and is a common ingredient in cough remedies.
Stomachic – Some of the components in the plant stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices, reduce inflammation of the digestive tract and facilitate proper absorption of nutrients.
Product is supplied in resealable clear bags.
100 capsules, 1000 capsules, 500 capsules