Fennel Seeds – Foeniculum Officinalis
Fennel symbolises longevity, courage and strength, the seeds are a rich source of minerals and nutrients.
The Greeks called fennel “Marathron” which is derived from the herb meaning “to grow thin” and it seems to have been used as an early slimming aid. The Roman physician Galen classified it as hot and dry.
- A “galactagogue” that will increase milk flow in breastfeeding women;
- Stomach upsets
- Abdominal cramps
- Chesty colds (fennel is a decongestant)
- Bronchitis (fennel is a decongestant)
- Appetite Supressant