Fennel

Fennel Seeds – Foeniculum Officinalis
fennel seeds
Fennel symbolises longevity, courage and strength, the seeds are a rich source of minerals and nutrients. This herb is also a fantastic "galactagogue" that helps to create breast milk production and encourage breast milk production. Our New Mama breastfeeding herbal tea contains this herb.

History

The Greeks called fennel “Marathron” which is derived from the herb meaning “to grow thin” and it seems to have been used as an early slimming aid. The Roman physician Galen classified it as hot and dry.

Benefits

Indigestion
Wind
Colic
A “galactagogue” that will increase milk flow in breastfeeding women;
Stomach upsets
Abdominal cramps
Chesty colds (fennel is a decongestant)
Bronchitis (fennel is a decongestant)
Appetite Supressant