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.