Herb Profile: Fennel
Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae
PreparationsFennel seed can be made into a tincture or tea. It is part of a traditional Ayurvedic digestive tea: equal parts fennel seed, cumin seed and coriander seed. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for ten to fifteen minutes. Drink throughout the day as a preventive medicine for balancing the digestive system or in an acute situation. Helps reduces flatulence.
Fennel seed is a popular spice for cooking. Add to meat and chicken dishes, potatoes and squashes or in a dipping oil for breads.
Cautions/ContraindicationsPossibly estrogenic, take caution with estrogen sensitive women.
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