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Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Foeniculum vulgare, Bronze fennel, Common fennel, Giant fennel, Sweet cumin, Sweet fennel

Fennel is a flowering plant in the carrot family native to the Mediterranean, but now found commonly in many parts of the world.  It has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for congestion, and its essential oil is used for relief of an upset stomach.

Fennel is used in health supplements today to aid in digestion and elimination.


In the meantime see the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for fennel, the WebMD entry for fennel, this European Medicines Agency monograph on Foeniculum vulgare, or the RXList entry for fennel for more information.