Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
- reducing the formation of blood clots.
- increasing milk secretion and supporting the female reproductive system.
- acting as an antioxidant.
- antibacterial effects.
- antifungal activity.
- anti-inflammatory properties.
Fennel has been primarily used to stimulate good digestion. It relaxes the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract and has helped alleviate acid-stomach, flatulence, food poisoning, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. Fennel is an aromatic stimulant that is good for the gastrointestinal tract and relieves abdominal pain, colon disorders, gastrointestinal tract spasms and also helps to expel gas and ease infant colic. Fennel is considered a very effective expectorant that has been known to expel mucus accumulations. It is a fine remedy for respiratory ailments, including asthma and bronchitis. As an antifungal, Fennel is said to inhibit yeast growth and is effective against Candida albicans.