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.