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||Western and Eastern Europe, Japan
||The name Fennel comes from the Latin
word for hay. The Greeks felt it enhanced knowledge and used
it as a symbol of victory. They employed the diuretic properties
to reduce obesity as well as using it as a flavoring for cooking
and liqueurs and as an ingredient in perfumery.
||Steam distillation from seeds
||Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic,
Anti-bacterial, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Tonic,
Aperient, Cardiotonic, Carminative, Vermifuge, Aperitif, Stomachic,
||Restorative, warming, invigorating,
ease tension, relaxant
||Increases blood flow to applied area;
eases cramping of the stomach and intestines, also stimulates
emptying of the gallbladder and bile flow, so is used to settle
the stomach and aid digestion (hence its traditional use in
heavy foods such as sausage); diuretic; wide-spectrum antibacterial.
Has estrogenic activity.
Used to ease coughs and alleviate respiratory illness. Soothes
insect stings. Bruises, Gout, Menstrual Problems, Menopause,
||Skin care, massage, diffuser/inhaler
||Refreshing, Crisp, Centering
||Narcotic in large quantities. Do not use if
you have epilepsy. Do not use during pregnancy.
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