Sweet Fennel 

Botanical Name Foeniculum vulgare ssp dulce  
Botanical family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  
Origin Hungary 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation at low pressure 
Plant part Seeds 
Note Middle 
Appearance clear and fluid liquid 
Color colorless to light yellow 
Odor aniseed, characteristic 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenyl methyl ethers (50–65%): trans-anethole
Monoterpenes (3–4%): pinene, limonene  
Alcohols (3–4%): fenchol Ketones (< 1%): fenchone  
Therapeutic properties 1. Neuromuscular antispasmodic, bronchodilator
2. Analgesic  
3. Aperitif, stomachic, carminative
4. Galactagogue  
5. Wide range of hormonal effects
Main therapeutic indications 1. Period pains, oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea
2. Production of breast milk, breastfeeding
3. Menopausal symptoms
4. Dyspnoea, asthma, asthmatic bronchitis  
5. Palpitations, heartburn
6. Dyspepsia, gastralgia, wind, flatulence, etc.
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