This licorice-flavored herb is most known for its Top Chef-like flavor, but it also packs a serious nutritional punch.
Fennel is often used to treat stomach aches, flatulence, diarrhea, and constipation.1
Fennel has a high amount of vitamin C per serving, which can, well, you know what vitamin C can do!
Fennel’s potassium content is a great source of electrolytes, which help
Fennel extracts have been used to ease colic in infants.
Fennel has also been shown to boost mood, reduce blood sugar, provide ant-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Fennel seed extract was also shown to block the growth of breast and liver cancer cells.2
Fennel is one of the ancient Saxon peoples’ 9 sacred herbs, credited with powerful healing properties.
The effect of fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) seed oil emulsion in infantile colic: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12868253)
Antioxidant and anticarcinogenic effects of methanolic extract and volatile oil of fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare). (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21812646)
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