FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare) – MORE THAN A VEGETABLE
It’s a miracle plant for digestion, being both gentle and very effective. It is one of the best remedies for bloating treatment, abdominal cramps (including children and infants), difficult digestion, gastritis, spastic constipation. Its detoxifying action is outstanding, being used as an adjuvant to combat the harmful effects of alcohol, but also to counteract the action of toadstool (for which there are very few antidotes). At the same time it has more subtle effects, such as hormonal on women (hence the recommendation during lactation, menopause and for cases of insufficient estrogen). From the mental point of view it is calming; gives a feeling of comfort and contentment being useful for nervous and irritable people.
INTERNAL: anticolitic, intestinal antiseptic, intestinal antispasmodic, diuretic, carminative (eliminates intestinal gas), gastric soothing, increases the amount of milk to young mothers, favors women by developing secondary female characters (breasts increasing, reduce the rate of hair growth, softens skin ), improve visual acuity, significantly reduce the toxic effect of alcohol in the body, sedative -light, digestive tonic -good (combat the “indolence” of the stomach), anthelmintic -weak-medium.
EXTERNAL: – upper respiratory tract –medium, antiseptic, eye antiseptic and anti-inflammatory –weak-medium, expectorant -weak, cosmetic.
INTERNAL: – abdominal colic, colic in infants, inertia digestion, bloating (flatulence), difficult digestion, colitis, atonic constipation, dyspepsia, gastritis (especially in irritable, nervous people) – lactation, renal galactogen, insufficient development of breasts ( mammary hypoplasia) and other female characters, menopause, osteoporosis – renal and urinary infection, dysuria, colon prolapse, obesity – hemorrhoids (prophylaxis), intestinal worms – for use with purgative plants – poisoning with plants or toxic mushrooms ( adjuvant).
METHOD OF INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION
The powder – the plant is fine grounded with the electric coffee grinder and is sifted through a sieve for white flour. Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water.
Infusion – 1 tsp of fennel powder is scalded in a cup of water (water rice milk) is left for 20 minutes, then filtered. It consumes sweetened with honey or raw.
EXTERNAL: – eye inflammation, irritable skin – apply compresses with warm infusion – colic in infants – are taken infusion baths, apply warm infusion compresses on the stomach.
NOTE: Fennel gives a state of contentment, even satiety, so it is very useful in diets to control the appetite. In combination with St. John’s Wort, “inhibit” the hunger caused by stress.