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Fennel Tea

Other Names: Fennel Seeds, Common Fennel, Large Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Wild Fennel, Fenkel, Bitter Fennel, Garden Fennel, Foeniculum Vulgare
Traditional Usages: Culinary Spice, Sooth Irritable Bowel, Obesity, Windy Colic in Children, Cholera, Eyewash for Red-Eye, Bad Breath, Body Odour, Asthma, Acid Reflux, Acne, Hiccup, Snakebites, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Coughs, Abdominal Cramp, Flatulence, Indigestion, Bloating, Muscular and Rheumatic Pains, Repels Fleas, Reduces Appetitie
Resources: France, Russia, China, India, Mediterrean, Southeast Asia, Southern Europe, Iran
Parts Used: Leaves, Fruits, Seeds, Roots, Stems
Administration Method: Crushed or ground seeds for teas, tea-like products, as well as other natural preparations for internal use.  
Herb Action: Antispasmodic
Herbal Research: Fennel
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy. In individual cases allergic reactions of skin and respiratory tract. Fennel preparations should not be used on a prolonged basis (several weeks) without consulting a medical physician or pharmacist.  


Fennel Tea – Baby Problems - Herbal remedy for Gas and Colic: Fennel tea is a traditional gas and colic remedy because it helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract. Add one teaspoon of fennel seeds to boiling water and let it cool completely. You can then give your infant one teaspoon before and after each feeding. If you are breastfeeding, you can drink one cup, three to six times per day. Other herbal teas that are known to reduce gas include peppermint, dill, slippery elm bark and chamomile. One teaspoon of fresh or dried peppermint, dill, slippery elm bark and chamomile can be added to boiling water. Let tea cool. Give to the baby, before and after feeding, three times a day. Dosage is one teaspoonful.
Health Warning: If you are considering chamomile tea, speak to your medical doctor first because some people may be allergic to chamomile.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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