Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :vulgare Mill.
Habit :Aromatic delicate herb
Parts Used :Seed, Leaf, Shoot
Mode of Preparation :Seeds powdered for consumption. Seeds boiled for tea. Leafy shoot crushed for juice and diluted with water and boiled for soup. Leaf/shoot edible.
Mode of use :Decoction & Local Application
Ingredients :The plant yields an essential oil. Fennel oil consists of trans-anthole, fenchone, limonene, methyl chavicol, a-pinene, a-phellandrene, myrecene and cisocimene.
Ailment Treated:Leafy shoot decoction is used as ear and eye-drops. Consumption of seed powder promotes urine flow, expels flatulence and griping pains from the stomach and bowels. Seed tea regulates menstrual problems.
Source:Cultivated in the plain areas.