Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) is known to be an excellent digestive. It is good for colic in babies, and stomach cramps of all ages. It normalises appetite so therefore can support weight loss. It can treat flatulence, aids recovery from gout and is a cleanser of the liver, helpful for gentle detoxifying. It increases the flow of urine, is a natural diuretic and kidney tonic.
Since the days of Hippocrates, fennel seed, or the fruit has been used not only as a tasty culinary herb but also to help ease flatulence, colic and indigestion, to help increase breast milk, as an anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and to help dissolve mucous in the upper respiratory tract in child.