Herbarium

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Other names: fennel, anise, dill, fennel, sweet fennel, anise, sweet dill, sweet fennel, fennel.

Description of the plant: Fennel is a biennial plant with hollow and branched stems up to 2 meters in height. The leaves are bluish-green, feathery multiply divided leaves a needle and thin as a thread. The fruits are long, ribbed and a bit flat. The fruit has two seeds.

Flowering time: blooming with tiny golden flowers from July to September.

Habitat: Fennel belongs to southern Europe and is successfully cultivated in our climate. Requires deeply plowed land. It is found in a wild state because it’s being spread out by birds.

The medicinal part of the plant: are gathered from the second half of March to end of April. To create a cure we have to gather roots, the whole plant in the summer, and the seeds when they ripen.

Pharmaceutical action: Fennel is used to treat cough, chest pain, cramping, wind, indigestion, colds, and particularly recommended for the treatment of influenza. Useful for the treatment of kidney diseases, stomach and intestine.

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