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Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is a flowering plant, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, and is part of the carrot family. It has a licorice flavor and is a well-known remedy intestional gas.

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Used for:

It is a well-known remedy for flatulence and indigestion, constipation, colic, diarrhea, respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders and more.

Available in:

Plain seeds, sugar coated seeds, extract, oil, capsules

Herb / drug interactions:

None known

Other safety concerns:

None known

When buying:

Look for a strong aroma from seeds or a freshness date on other forms.


Chew one-half to one teaspoon of fennel seeds after eating or whenever distended from gas or as recommended by product label.

Child dosage:

Half the adult dose