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Saturday, February 27th, 2021

FOENICULUM VULGARE MiLLER , F. Capilleaceum Gilbert., F. Officinale


Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

Medical use: Weak gastrointestinal disorders (includes babys gas problem), phlegm, antibacterial, menstrual pain, inreasing milk

Parts: Fruit (seed), herb

Side effect:

  • Anethol in it stimulates nerves, in high dose it can cause spasm-like effect, therefore can be dangerous by epilepsy
  • Anethol can be alergic

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with blood thinners
  • Can effect estrogen-like and interact with hormonal drugs


  • Not use longer than one week under 12 age

How to Use:


Weak gastrointestinal disorders (includes babys gas problem), phlegm, antibacterial, menstural pain, inreasing milk:

Tea: 1,5-2g grinded fruit (seed), add 200ml boiled water, brew 5-10min, filter. 3 times a day. Dose should be reduced under 1,5g when used by children under 12, proportional to childs age

Oil: 1-2 drop mixed in water or droped on something

Wine: 30g fruit (seed), add 1lt red wine, brew 3weeks, filter. 50-100ml daily

Name Foeniculum comes from latin ‘foenum: straw’, because of its appearance.

The plant refered by Theophrast and Dioskorides with name ‘marathon’ was fennel. In traditional chinese medicine fennel is known since long time. Anglo-saxons have belived that fennel is one of the nine secret plants, given by God to his people. Also fennel is one of the absinthes content.

It is native in Mediteranean and west Asia.

It can used as food as well and is rich by nutirents, a close variety named F. Vulgare var. Azoricum is to grow as vegetable, every part of it can be eaten and used in many culture for it but not used to prepare tea.

Content: High content of anethol, besides bitter and sweet kaempferols, fenchone, pinene, lemonene, albumin, sugar, vitamin B and E. Carbohydrate, oil, protein and minerals like potassium, calsium, iron, magnesium