Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has been regarded as an important healing plant in Asia-China and Ayurveda for thousands of years.
The fennel, the medicinal plant of the year 2009 (University of Würzburg). Ground fennel.
The fennel is very effective for children and adults alike. The fennel can be used well for children, as it is particularly suitable because of its mild effect. In the genus Foeniculum, the fennel is the only plant species within the umbelliferae family. Fennel is also popularly known as: Köppernickel, Enis, Fenikl, Fenkel, Finchel, Frauenfenchel, Bread Seeds.
The Doshas Vata and Pitta are lowered by fennel, as fennel also has cooling, oily properties. The digestive fire (Agni) is strengthened at the same time.
Fennel in the Ayurveda kitchen
As an Ayurveda cook, I use fennel several times a week in chutneys, flatbreads, pickles, curries, legume dishes, potato dishes or the classic vegetable stew, as it has a sweet taste. The dishes are easier to digest with fennel and, as already described, are also very suitable for children.
Fennel in every medicine cabinet
Fennel is a tried and tested home remedy for coughing, respiratory problems and blurring and, in my opinion, should be in every medicine cabinet or spice rack, along with other spices.
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