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(Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves and it’s popular for its edible, strongly flavored leaves and fruits. Fennel fruits are called anise and contain 2-7% volatile oil. Fennel is widely cultivated, in its native area of the Mediterranean shores and many other parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.

Fennel has antioxidant, antibacterial and liver-protective properties, helps digestion, removes flatulence, treats constipation, prevents cancer, reduces heart diseases, regulates blood pressure, improves brain function, boosts immunity, treats respiratory disorders and many other benefits.