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Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

ELEMENT: air

PLANET:  mercury

PARTS USED: seeds, bulb

FAMILY: umbellifer/carrot

Fennel

Fennel’s rich history dates back at least to the time of the Ancient Egyptians, used as food and medicine. According to ancient folklore, fennel was called the “snake herb”. It was believed snakes rubbed up against fennel plants to strengthen their eyesight. Coincidentally, fennel was also used as a remedy for snake bites. 

 

Fennel has a pleasant flavor that is slightly sweeter than licorice. It is often found in heavy, hard to digest recipes like sausages because of its capacity to boost digestion and calm upset stomachs. Fennel is a good ally to work with for supporting the throat and voice. The bulb, fronds, and seeds can be eaten raw or cooked.

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Physical

  • soothes upset stomach & bloating

  • relaxes intestinal cramping

  • increases milk production in lactating women

  • eases indigestion and symptoms of food allergies

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Energetic

  • helps overcome feelings of limitation

  • supports one through major life changes

  • soothes, warms, & relaxes the body & mind

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