Fennel

 

This beautiful plant is not only a compliment and tastes great in dishes, but has a medicinal use as well. The bulb is good for cooking with and the flowers can be used as a relish on a dish, but the seeds can relieve swelling, rheumatism, increase milk production in breast feeding women, strengthen hair, prevent baldness, and sharpen your memory. Fennel is a diuretic, detoxifier, and relaxant.

Contains: Iron, Aspartic acid, Vitamin C, Arginine, Cobalt, Magnesium, Fiber, Antioxidants

Cautions: Use in moderation and avoid consuming in large amounts.

Directions: Fennel is a great way to spice up your dishes! Sprinkle some on roasted chicken or just add as a flavor enhancer in pasta dishes. When being used medicinally, use as follows:

How to Treat Gas in Adults: 1 tsp to 1 cup boiling water, steep 10-15 minutes, strain and drink with raw honey and Hawaiian black lava salt.

Infants: 1-2 droppers full (1 1/2 tsp) of prepared tea (1/4 tsp to 1 cup boiling water) every half hour as needed. This can be added to the baby bottle as well.

Toddlers: 2-3 tsp of prepared tea (1/2 tsp to 1 cup boiling water) every half hour.

Chewing fennel seeds after meals helps to freshen the breath and facilitate digestion. Just pop 2-3 seeds in your mouth after dinner and chew them up. 🙂