Fennel

From our list of ailments, see what Fennel can be used for:

  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Water Retention

Natural Remedies using Fennel

fennel has been reported (AEH). Seeds not to be long taken at rate of 6 g seed/day (Commission E), perhaps due to estrogenic anethole and carcinogenic estragole (I’d not be afraid.) We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Extracts of fennel can induce estrus and cause growth of mammary glands (MAB). Moderate doses of an acetone extract increased the weight of the mammary glands in rats (MAB). LD50 of EO

Activities (Water Fennel) — Alterative (f; CRC; FEL; PNC); Antitussive (1; PH2); Carminative (f; CRC; EFS; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; CRC); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (f; CRC; FEL; PH2);

Gas, Indigestion, Nausea, Water Retention

The Benefit of using Fennel as a natural cure

Branched stems are bright green, hollow, 4 to 6 feet. Leaves grow in feathery fronds. Tiny yellow flowers are borne in terminal umbels. Fennel grows freely in fields, meadows, and abandoned lots. Listed as an invasive or noxious plant in some areas, so check before growing. Collect seed heads as they form and are still green. Perennial. Sow seed directly in ground in spring. Grow in moist, well-drained soil, full sun. Zones 4–9.

Contraindications, Indications, and Side Effects (Dill) — Class 1 (AHP, 1997). None known (KOM). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Contact photodermatosis possible as in most umbellifers. Fresh juice may possibly cause photodermatosis (PHR). We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). TRAMIL conservatively cautions for dill and fennel; contraindicated in women of reproductive age; limit dosage to 3 days (TRA).

Five-spice powder, sometimes called Chinese five-spice powder, is a blend of spices used in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. There is not a standard recipe, but the blend often contains star anise, cinnamon, cloves, hot pepper and fennel.

The fennel bulb is cooked as a vegetable, like an onion, although the flavor is quite different. The leafy parts of the plant may be eaten as a side dish, used to flavor egg dishes, or used as a garnish.