Imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses, possession and negative problems.
Use in spells for protection, healing, and purification.
Provides help and strength when facing danger or dire times.
Fennel is thought to increase the length of one’s incarnation.
Hang in windows and doors to ward off evil.
Also Called: Large Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Wild Fennel, Finocchio, Carosella, Florence Fennel, Fennel Seed
Skin contact with the sap or essential oil is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people.
Ingestion of the oil can cause vomiting, seizures and pulmonary oedema.
The plant is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactogogue, hallucinogenic, laxative, stimulant and stomachic.
An infusion is used in the treatment of indigestion, abdominal distension, stomach pains etc.
It helps in the treatment of kidney stones and, when combined with a urinary disinfectant like Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, makes an effective treatment for cystitis.
It can also be used as a gargle for sore throats and as an eyewash for sore eyes and conjunctivitis.
Fennel is often added to purgatives in order to allay their tendency to cause gripe, and also to improve the flavour.
An infusion of the seeds is a safe and effective cure for wind in babies.
An infusion of the root is used to treat urinary disorders.
An essential oil obtained from the seed is used in aromatherapy.
The essential oil is bactericidal, carminative and stimulant.