Foeniculum vulgare (var. dulce)
Properties and applications:
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Galactogogue - insufficient lactation
Hormone Regulator - irregular periods, pms, menopause, oedema,
Florals, spicy and citrus oils.
Do not use in pregnancy - estragole, 2% max in blends to avoid skin sensitisation.
Sweet, fresh and anisic, note of pepper
Tall herb with feathery leaves and yellow umbrella-like flowers.
Classically an aid to breastfeeding, and a traditional constituent of 'gripe water' for babies with colic.