Fennel is the dried ripe fruit of a perennial aromatic herbaceous plant, which grows in mild climates. Approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inches, long and have a green food colour. They are Oblong, elliptical, straight & slightly curved with prominent ridges. It smells like amise and taste similar. It has a slight note of camphor.It has long been used in India & China for its medicinal value, yet it is believed and proved to be a multi purpose usage spice.
- Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
- Fennel seed oil is used to relieve coughs, bronchitis and as massage oil to cure joint pains.
- Fennel seed decoction or added as spice in food has been found to increase breast milk secretion in nursing mothers.