Names: Foeniculum vulgare, Sweet Fennel, Samar
Form: Organic seeds, dried
Traditional Uses: Fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Protection from crooks. Privacy.
Medicinal Uses: Used to stimulate and settle appetite and to treat indigestion. Used for oral hygiene. Used to progress labor in childbirth. Used to stimulate milk production postpartum. Used to stimulates circulatory system. Used to relieve colic in infants. Used to ease stomach pains and ailments such as anorexia, diarrhea & vomiting. Used for aromatic qualities.
Energetics: Pungent, sweet, drying & warming
Planet: Mercury (& Venus)
Element: Fire (& Air)
Zodiac: Virgo (& Libra)
Safety: Fennel is a uterine stimulant – avoid high doses during pregnancy – small amounts in cooking/tea are safe