Fennel

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Botanical Name:
Foeniculum vulgare

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Family:

Apiaceae

Appearance:

Biannual or perennial species, exclusive of culture.

Fruit-shaped berries made up of two achenes.

They cannot be confused because they have characteristic, aromatic, sweet, and then slightly burning aroma and flavour.

Origins:

  • Europe

Active constituents:

  • Anetol, limonene, felandren, anisic acid, camphene, lipids, sugars, coumarin derivatives, minerals, mucilages

Healing properties:

As antiseptic, carminative and expectorant in bronchitis. Externally in aromatherapy as aerosols or ointments.

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