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    Also indexed as:Foeniculum vulgare
    Fennel: Main Image© Steven Foster
    Botanical names:
    Foeniculum vulgare

    Parts Used & Where Grown

    The fennel plant came originally from Europe, where it is still grown. Fennel is also cultivated in many parts of North America, Asia, and Egypt. Fennel seeds are used in herbal medicine.

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    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Colic
    1 to 4 teaspoons of a water emulsion of 0.1% fennel seed oil, up to four times per day2 stars[2 stars]
    In one study, supplementing with fennel seed oil relieved colic in 65% of cases, compared with 24% of infants receiving a placebo.
    Colic

    (Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Vervain)
    1/2 cup (118 ml) of tea up to three times daily2 stars[2 stars]
    A soothing tea made from chamomile, vervain, licorice, fennel, and lemon balm has been shown to relieve colic more effectively than placebo.
    Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
    1/2 tsp (2 to 3 grams) of ground or crushed seeds three times daily, taken directly or as tea2 stars[2 stars]
    Studies have found that a combination of peppermint, caraway, and fennel is useful in reducing gas and cramping in people with indigestion.
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    (Caraway Seed, Peppermint, Wormwood)
    Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
    A combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in one trial.

    Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

    According to the Greek legend of Prometheus, fennel was thought to have bestowed immortality.1 Fennel seeds are a common cooking spice, particularly for use with fish. After meals, they are used in several cultures to prevent gas and upset stomach.2 Fennel has also been used as a remedy for cough and colic in infants.

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