Details of Medicinal Plants



Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Apiaceae

This large perennial plant is found in areas ranging from the western part of the Mediterranean seacoast to the Caucasus. Its plant height in Japan is 2 meters and its flowering period is June to September. The fruit is combined with a commercial gastrointestinal medicine. In addition, the seed known as "fennel seed" is used as a spice in soup, stew, and fish or meat dishes.

Part used: fruit
Medicinal use: aromatic stomachic and expectorant
Main component: anethole

The name of the herbal medicine is ''Fennel''.

The base of the stock in the finocchio (F. vulgare Mill. var. dulce Thell.) is enlarged and often used for cooking.